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Recruiting notebook: Huskers' June filling up; Dickerson adds Ohio State offer

Recruiting notebook: Huskers' June filling up; Dickerson adds Ohio State offer


Nebraska’s big recruiting weekend later in June is beginning to come together.

The Huskers are hosting a barbecue as camp season closes out as a way to have something of a VIP recruiting push before the July dead period, and the visitor list is growing.

The latest addition to the list is Choe Bryant-Strother, a linebacker prospect from Norcross, Georgia who attends Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Bryant-Strother included Nebraska in his top 10 late in May and is also considering Michigan, Miami, Texas A&M and Tennessee, among others.

The Huskers are also slated to host linebacker Malik Reed (Chandler, Arizona) on official visit. Running back Sevion Morrison (Tulsa, Oklahoma) will be in Lincoln, too, though it’s not clear currently if that will be an official. The group of unofficial visitors is also expected to include tackle Alex Conn (Derby, Kansas), who has risen up to perhaps the top of the list for Nebraska in terms of offensive line offers, and 2021 quarterback Peter Costelli (Rancho Santa Margarita, California) among others. It’s also likely that verbal commits like four-star tackle Turner Corcoran (Lawrence, Kansas) and four-star receiver Zavier Betts (Bellevue) will be on hand.

In the meantime, Nebraska hosted four-star defensive tackle Nash Hutmacher earlier this spring, four-star linebacker Cody Simon (Jersey City, New Jersey) last weekend and hosts three-star pass-rusher Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll, Iowa) this weekend.

This time last year, Nebraska didn’t have any official visits to work with so the summer traffic was slower. This time around, the strategy is to try to get any player who the staff thinks is going to commit before the fall on campus for an official visit this month. The preference is still to host official visits on gamedays, but some percentage of players is always going to commit before that’s possible.

Dickerson picks up Ohio State offer: Nebraska was already going to have to compete with the bluebloods for the services of 2021 in-state defensive back Avante Dickerson (Omaha Westside).

Now the Huskers also have to beat out the power in their own conference.

Dickerson (6-foot and 180 pounds) picked up a scholarship offer from Ohio State on Tuesday, adding another prestigious name to a recruitment that already features several.

The talented underclassman already has offers from the Huskers, LSU, Iowa, Minnesota and others. He will only continue to collect offers, too.

Dickerson is currently rated the No. 50 overall prospect in the nation for 2021 by 247Sports and the No. 3 cornerback in the country. He has not yet been ranked by Rivals. He and Elkhorn South tackle Teddy Prochazka figure to give the state of Nebraska a pair of blue-chip recruits for the 2021 cycle, while Creighton Prep tight end A.J. Rollins also now has an offer from NU.

Contact the writer at 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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