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NU football vs. Minnesota, 10/20/18

Nebraska recruit Bryce Benhart (left) smiles as he watches the pregame warm-ups before the Huskers take on Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Nebraska's back on the road after hosting four prospects this weekend on campus. 

That, of course, has already resulted in one verbal commit when 6-foot-6 outside linebacker Jamin Graham gave his pledge on Sunday morning, moving the Huskers' 2019 class to 22 members. 

Junior college cornerback Tony Wallace (Independence (Kansas) Community College) also took his official visit this weekend, as did two others who have been committed for a long time in York's Garrett Snodgrass and Norfolk Catholic's Ethan Piper. 

A visit to Benhart: Scott Frost and company jumped right back on the road Sunday evening. One of the first stops: committed tackle Bryce Benhart. 

Benhart, listed at 6-foot-9 and 305 pounds, recently capped off an undefeated season with his Lakeville (Minn.) North teammates by winning a state championship. Now, he'll turn his attention to wrestling for the winter. 

Nebraska will be just fine if it continues recruiting offensive linemen who are as big as Christmas trees. 

Official visit update: After hosting four visitors this weekend, Nebraska has used 31 of its 56 allotted for the 2019 cycle. 

So far, 17 of 22 verbal commits have taken an official visit. 

The rest of the visitors — players who have visited but are either uncommitted or committed elsewhere — which includes the likes of four-star Arizona standouts Ty Robinson and Noa Pola-Gates, defensive end Brant Banks, juco outside linebacker Dru Mathis, outside linebacker Lloyd Summerall, Ole Miss offensive line commit Jeremy James and Kentucky running back pledge Wandale Robinson, serves as at least the beginning of a guide on where the Huskers will likely be visiting this week. 

Watching future teammates: Husker commit and Scottsbluff native Garrett Nelson made the trek to Denver over the weekend to watch two of his future teammates play for a state championship.

Nelson saw quarterback Luke McCaffrey and his Valor Christian team top offensive lineman Michael Lynn and Cherry Creek for the Class 5A title. 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School) Stars
Matthew Anderson OT 6-7 250 Leesville, La. ***
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) ***
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) ***
Wandale Robinson RB 5-9 180 Frankfurt, 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 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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