Plenty of monkey business often accompanies college football recruiting. But Omaha Central star DaiShon Neal had a very serious approach, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Jalin Barnett, all 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds of him, will sign Wednesday, and he's arguably the most-coveted piece of new Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s 2015 recruiting class.
"The Nebraska fans ... are going to absolutely fall in love with these guys because of the kinds of kids they are," says the recruits' high school coach, Kelly Donohoe.
“I’ve always kind of been their guy that they wanted, so it definitely helped,” said Husker tight end commit Matt Snyder, who resisted a late push from Michigan.
A few names who will be part of Riley's first walk-on class at Nebraska are beginning to emerge, including an athlete prospect who was the Journal Star's Super State quarterback in 2014.
New Husker coach Mike Riley already has reached out to the Nebraska Coaches Association and his history should be encouraging to coaches and players as well.
The Midwest recruiting analyst for Rivals.com says new Nebraska coach Mike Riley has done well to hold together Husker class, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Winning on social media has become an increasingly more important part of the college athletics landscape. Shawn Eichorst has bulked up staff to help the Husker cause.
“I think the biggest thing is selling our staff,” said Nebraska's Andy Vaughn. “That’s what it’s about, is the relationship part of recruiting."
"I’m really excited because I know I’ll be pushed every day and kept on my toes,” says Husker O-line recruit Michael Decker of the competition that awaits.
“I'm aggressive because when you want something, you go after it," new Husker linebackers coach Trent Bray said of recruiting. "That's kind of how I attack it.”