Jordan Ackerman and Landon Kubicek know exactly what they are getting into with Husker football. After all, they went up against guys like Sam Cotton, Trey Foster and David Sutton every day at Lincoln Southeast.

The skinny: A consensus three-star, Johnson was considered a major recruiting victory for Nebraska a day before signing day. Johnson picked the Huskers over Arkansas. Both schools went over the big man who could project as an offensive tackle at the college level. Given that Nebraska will lo…

The skinny: Mixon was was one of those late recruiting conquests for Nebraska. The Huskers took the defensive end away from former Big Eight mate Missouri. Mixon will arrive on campus as a candidate to play end but could potentially pack on some pounds and move inside. The late addition of M…

The Huskers’ focus on Florida has paid off with three known commitments. That trails only the four recruits from California, is one more than the number from Texas and the same as from Ohio, a Big Ten state where the Nebraska coaches have lots of connections.

One of Nebraska's three weekend visitors committed to the Huskers, another will announce on signing day, and another is staying in Louisiana.

The skinny: Who would win in a footrace: Drake or his brother? Nebraska's starting quarterback Taylor Martinez admitted this fall it's pretty much an even race whenever the two take each other on. It shows in his younger brother's highlight footage, which basically is play after play of him …

The skinny: Kondolo is a recruit who could help immediately. Certainly that's the plan for this junior college recruit, who had an impressive offer list that included Tennessee and Florida State. It came down to Nebraska and Tennessee. The Huskers were happy to get the late recruiting win fo…

The skinny: Wide receiver is currently a deep position, but it never hurts to add more talent. Gladney certainly has it, drawing offers from the likes of Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa. He's been complimented by coaches for his crisp route running. He has long strides, and because of it, …

The skinny: Blessed with size and 40-yard speed that has been reported in that 4.4-second range, Gerry's athleticism made him a prime target of many midwestern schools. He came down to Nebraska and Iowa, but made the decision rather easily in June after visiting Lincoln for the Big Red Weeke…

The skinny: One of the critical pieces of this class, Gregory will be expected to come in and try to make an impact right away. He was considered one of the best juco players in the country in this recruiting class, ranked as high as No. 2 nationally by ESPN. But he's coming off a broken fib…

The skinny: One of three recruits from the state of Ohio in this class, Hart will arrive in Lincoln at a position looking to replace Kyler Reed and Ben Cotton. Hart grew up watching Big Ten football but also had an understanding of the passion for the Huskers because his uncle lived in Omaha…

The skinny: A friend and former teammate of redshirt freshman Michael Rose, Hannon has quick feet for a man his size. He’s quick enough that he played lacrosse on the side during high school. He also has that necessary mean streak on the football field. "I guess the trait I have is just aggr…

The skinny: The consensus four-star recruit is the lone in-state scholarship player in this Husker class. Banderas showed he could carry the load this past fall, grinding out more than 1,200 rushing yards in Lincoln Southwest’s backfield, then piling up 119 tackles as a linebacker, which he’…

The skinny: Nebraska may have lost bowl games on its last two trips to Orlando. But the Huskers got something out of those trips. They gained a recruit in Maurice, who is from the same Freedom High School that the Huskers practiced at during those trips. An under-the-radar recruit to the big…

The skinny: Natter lives only about 35 minutes from one of Nebraska’s new main rivals -- the Wisconsin Badgers -- but the defensive end said he just knew during his visit to Lincoln this spring that this was the spot for him. The Huskers were after Natter early on in the process, becoming th…

The skinny: Quick. Name the one guy in this class who is most likely to play in every game this fall as a true freshman. Yeah, this guy. The guy with two stars. Don’t scoff. Gabriel Miller fillls an important need, because he’s the selected guy to replace P.J. Mangieri as the team’s long sna…

The skinny: A consensus all-state player in Maryland, Newby led his team to its second straight appearance in the Class 4A state championship. He’s a ball hawk, claiming 132 tackles in his senior season. He comes from a state Nebraska dipped into a few years ago to pick up Jason Ankrah, and …

The skinny: It’s arguably as good a duo of running backs as Nebraska has had in a class, with Taylor (one of the best backs in Texas) joining Terrell Newby (one of the best in California). Taylor rushed for more than 2,700 yards and 44 touchdowns, leading his team to the Class 5A Division II…

The skinny: A consensus four-star running back by all the recruiting sites, some consider Newby the top running back in California. One coach in the area, who also saw former Husker recruit Marlon Lucky play in high school, said Newby is a better back at this point in his career than Lucky w…

The skinny: Dixon certainly has one of the most interesting recruiting stories in the class. He was, after all, the first commit in the class. But after secondary coach Corey Raymond left for LSU, Dixon took his name off Nebraska's board, continuing to look around. But new Husker secondary c…

The skinny: It's easy to see how Collins caught the attention of Nebraska coaches, racking up 102 tackles, 43 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a senior. And it isn't lost on Collins the opportunity he has early on in his career with Nebraska at a defensive tackle position in need of some bod…

The skinny: Carter may have been an under-the-radar recruit to some, due to the fact he was a sort of hybrid player in high school, seeing time at both fullback and tight end. But he still managed to have more than 400 yards receiving, averaging more than 18 yards a catch and scoring five to…

The Skinny: A versatile defensive back, Joseph is thought of by his prep coaches first and foremost as a cornerback who excels in press coverage. His size aligns with the bigger types of cornerbacks Husker coaches seem to be targeting. Playing for a team that went 12-3 in Florida's top class…

The skinny: You don't bring in junior college players unless you can see them contributing immediately. That's the way it is with Finnin, a monster of a man at 330 pounds, who will be a left tackle candidate this fall. Nebraska has three senior offensive tackles in Andrew Rodriguez, Jeremiah…

The skinny: Suttles has been playing football for just two years. But he’s been playing it well, racking up 80 tackles his junior year and almost 100 his senior year. Oh yeah, he also had 12 sacks this past fall. While the defensive end flew somewhat under the radar, the Huskers are hoping t…

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