Recruiting top football players to Nebraska has only gotten tougher in recent years. Which means NU must increase commitment and innovation, Steven M. Sipple writes.
“Being in the limelight isn't something I’m necessarily attracted to," Tanner Farmer says. But the Husker recruit has been so good, it's found him anyway.
When Drew Brown signs with Nebraska on Wednesday, he will follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Kris, who was an All-American kicker for the Huskers.
Among the weekend visitors to Lincoln are a quarterback from Georgia that seems eager to name his school and a defensive end that was a week ago part of national champion Florida State's recruiting class.
Monte Harrison, a 6-foot-3 wideout from suburban Kansas City, is an athletic freak. But he may eschew football for major-league baseball, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Six football seasons have passed since Bo Pelini coached football in the state of Louisiana, but there’s a man in New Orleans who will tell you the Husker head coach’s success from back then still carries recruiting value today.
Nebraska claimed a commitment from Bishop Gorman's Nick Gates on Friday, three days after an in-home visit from Bo Pelini and line coaches John Garrison and Barney Cotton.
Husker football coaches are in the mad scramble with everyone else for late additions as Wednesday signaled the two-week warning until national signing day.
A discussion between Chris Jones' family members and Husker coaches led the Jacksonville, Fla., defensive back to change his commitment to Nebraska.
For Husker football coaches, no time in this entire recruiting process may have been more critical than that which took place between Nov. 30 and Dec. 15.
Joseph Keels, a junior college defensive end ranked as high as No. 16 among all juco recruits by 247Sports, confirmed on Tuesday via Twitter that he was flipping his pledge from Wisconsin to the Huskers.
If gifted wide receiver Monte Harrison continues to shine as a baseball player, he may face the tricky decision that Bubba Starling did in 2011 -- go to college or take the lucrative signing bonus and play pro baseball.
Millard West defensive lineman Harrison Phillips also strongly considered Nebraska and Kansas State, saying Monday that Stanford's sterling academic reputation was crucial in his final decision.
Ever wonder why more players don't choose a program with a simple phone call to the head coach, and maybe a couple media interviews? Forget the incessant build-up, the cap games, the news conferences, writes Steven M. Sipple.
Millard West's Harrison Phillips just received a scholarship offer from Stanford. Should Nebraskans feel miffed if NU doesn't offer Phillips? Be careful making snap judgments on the situation, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Ross Els came down first. Terry Joseph came down next. There were coaches from 42 different universities that Chip Killian has counted as recently coming through the doors of Hendrickson High School in central Texas.
Nebraska assistant Tim Beck will get most of the credit for Zack Darlington's commitment to NU. But don't overlook head coach Bo Pelini's surprise visit to the QB's high school last December, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Husker great Steve Warren, who trains NU commit Mick Stoltenberg, says the Gretna star's unyielding effort helps separate him from the pack. Millard West's Harrison Phillips also has BCS-level talent, Warren says.
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