Nebraska isn't wasting any time getting coveted prospects on campus this fall.

A pair of high-profile Class of 2019 prospects in the past day have announced their plans to use official visits to Lincoln for the Huskers' season-opener. 

Talented Kentucky back Wandale Robinson and cornerback Tiawan Mullen (Pompano Beach, Florida) will both be among NU's official visitors when Scott Frost coaches his first regular season game at Memorial Staidum on Sept. 1 against Akron. 

Robinson is a consensus four-star prospect at Western Hills High in Frankfort. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder has the kind of versatile skill set the Huskers covet, but so too do many other schools around the country. 

He has scholarship offers from Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Kentucky and a litany of others. Robinson has already used an official to Michigan and, per his 247Sports profile, is slated to visit the Crimson Tide the weekend of Sept. 22. 

Robinson, per his Hudl profile, racked up 3,276 all-purpose yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior. 

Mullen, meanwhile, is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and the 247Sports composite.

The 5-foot-10 cornerback for Coconut Creek High and has scholarship offers from schools across the country and recently announced a top five that included NU, TCU, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh and Indiana.

Mullen has already used an official to Pitt and, per his 247Sports profile, has visits lined up to Indiana and Kansas State in the two weeks following his Husker visit.

Nebraska currently has one defensive back in the class in Quinton Newsome of Georgia and three backfield pledges in its 16-player class. 

While the biggest in-season recruiting weekends are oftentimes not until conference play, Nebraska is trying to host a big number of visitors during the non-conference slate. Needless to say, the 7 p.m. kickoff Sept. 1 will be an electric environment. That, combined with the fact that NU didn't use summer official visits the way many schools around the country did, helps explain why the school may try to tilt its big recruiting weekends toward the beginning of the season. 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School) Stars
Matthew Anderson OT 6-7 250 Leesville, La. ***
Brant Banks DL 6-8 285 Houston (Westbury Christian) ***
Bryce Benhart OT 6-9 305 Lakeville, Minn. (North) ****
Desmond Bland OL 6-4 300 Flossmoor, Ill. (Arizona Western C.C.) ****
Darien Chase WR 6-1 175 Vancouver, Wash. (Union) ****
Myles Farmer DB 6-3 180 Atlanta (Westlake) ***
Jimmy Fritzsche OL 6-7 250 Greenville, S.C. ***
Jamin Graham OLB 6-6 240 Attalla, Ala. (Etowah) ***
Jackson Hannah ILB 6-3 220 Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell) ****
Nick Henrich ILB 6-4 210 Omaha (Burke) ****
Chris Hickman TE 6-5 220 Omaha (Burke) ***
Rahmir Johnson RB 5-10 170 Oradell, N.J. (Bergen Catholic) ****
Michael Lynn OT 6-7 300 Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek) ***
Luke McCaffrey QB 6-3 185 Littleton, Colo. (Valor Christian) ***
Dedrick Mills RB 5-10 227 Waycross, Ga. (Garden City C.C.) ***
Jamie Nance WR 6-0 170 Blanchard, Okla. ***
Garrett Nelson OLB 6-3 235 Scottsbluff ***
Mosai Newsom DE 6-5 260 Waverly, Iowa (Waverly-Shell Rock) ***
Quinton Newsome DB 6-2 180 Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) ***
Ethan Piper DL 6-4 275 Norfolk (Catholic) ***
Ty Robinson DE 6-6 285 Gilbert, Ariz. (Higley) ****
Wandale Robinson RB 5-9 180 Frankfort, Ky. (Western Hills) ****
Garrett Snodgrass ATH 6-3 225 York ***
Ronald Thompkins RB 6-0 203 Loganville, Ga. (Grayson) ***
Javin Wright DB 6-3 195 Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton) ***

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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