Nebraska has at least one extra official visitor on campus this weekend.

The Huskers are hosting three-star running back Marvin Scott III (Port Orange, Florida), a source confirmed to the Journal Star after recruiting services reported the visit.

NU was already set to have three-star pass-rusher Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll, Iowa) on an official visit and now has a skill position player, too.

Scott is a coveted one, too.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pounder saw his recruitment really take off in May, picking up offers from Alabama, Tennessee and Miami, among many others. Nebraska offered Scott back in February, and the back holds more than 20 offers overall.

According to his Hudl profile, Scott rushed for 1,220 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games for Spruce Creek High as a junior. Not only is he a talented running back, Scott also won a state weightlifting championship this spring in the 199-pound division by bench pressing 405 pounds and completing a clean-and-jerk of 295 pounds.

Scott, according to his 247Sports recruiting profile, logged a 4.54-second 40-yard dash at a recruiting combine in February.

Nebraska currently has three verbal commitments for the 2020 class and does not yet have a running back in the group. Scott is among a set of backs that running backs coach Ryan Held has been working on for some time.

Given the Huskers two incoming freshmen and — barring any change in status to sophomore Maurice Washington — overall youth in the room, it’s unclear how many players NU will add at the position in the 2020 class. The number is at least one, though, and Scott is certainly a candidate for it.

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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