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Scott Frost news conference, 12/3/17

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos and Scott Frost pose for photos Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 following a news conference at Memorial Stadium introducing Frost as the Huskers' new head football coach.

Nebraska's new coaching staff wasted little time Saturday, extending scholarship offers to several recruits.

More offers were extended Sunday — the total number more than 20 in two days — as Scott Frost's staff tries to play catch-up before the Dec. 20-22 early signing period.

"We already have boots on the ground getting out to see recruits and letting them know where we are and who’s going to be here," Frost said Sunday. "The response already has been tremendous and I think even with a short amount of time, that we’re going to be able to get a lot of things done."

Highlighting the offer list is Lincoln Southeast senior Bryson Williams, who is currently committed to Wisconsin. Williams, a three-star defensive tackle, is the state's No. 3 recruit, according to, but he did not receive an offer from the previous Nebraska coach staff.

Despite countless double-teams, Williams finished his senior season at Southeast with 77 tackles, including three sacks. He received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin last summer and committed to the Badgers shortly thereafter.

Four-star defensive end Derick "Rambo" Hunter also was offered Sunday. The Fort Myers, Florida, native recently decommitted from Miami, and is ranked by 247Sports as the nation's 13th-best strongside defensive end.

It appears new NU running backs coach Ryan Held has reached out to three-star running back Jeremy Banks, who already had an offer from the previous Husker staff.

The Cordova, Tennessee, native tweeted: "Everything is still official thanks to @UCFHeld."

Banks made an official visit to Nebraska during the weekend of the Northwestern game. He has offers from UCLA, USC, Ole Miss and Iowa State, among many others.

Frost's crew also extended an offer to four-star wide receiver Joshua Fleeks, who is committed to Baylor. Fleeks, at 5-foot-11, is a dynamic offensive player at Cedar Hill (Texas) High School.

Athlete Javian Hawkins, committed to Louisville, also got an offer this weekend. He's listed by 247Sports as a three-star recruit.

Three more junior college players announced Husker offers — Butler Community College linebacker Will Honas, Arizona Western Community College offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson and Arizona Western athlete Jaron Woodyard.

Saturday, the Huskers extended an offer to Florida prep running back Jashaun Corbin. Then Sunday, he announced his decommitment from Florida State.

Corbin, who recently visited Oregon, become the seventh player to leave Florida State's 2018 class following the departure of coach Jimbo Fisher, according to 247Sports.

Johnathan Huggins, from Daytona Beach, Florida, had been considering Central Florida. But with Frost's move to Nebraska, he's switched his attention.

“Yeah, I would say they’re my top school right now,” the 6-2, 200-pound safety, who decommitted from FSU last week, told the Orlando Sentinel. “Top three right now would probably be Louisville, Nebraska, Florida State and I’m open to others, but Nebraska is pretty high up there.

“I’m excited for it, really. It sounds good.”

Frost said the previous Husker staff did a pretty good job recruiting.

"We took a look at what they have committed and we’re excited about that," he said.

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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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