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Scott Frost Press Conference, 2.6

Nebraska football coach Scott Frost addresses the media on Feb. 6 at Memorial Stadium. 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost gave high marks for the Huskers' 2019 class on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Huskers added Oklahoma City receiver Demariyon Houston to 26 December signees for a class that Frost and the staff believe blends quality and depth. 

"I don't know if I've ever seen a class in my career that I've been as excited about," from a character and leadership standpoint, Frost told reporters during a 2 p.m. news conference. 

* Nebraska has clearance to have a roster size in the low 150s, Frost said. The Huskers currently have 160 on the roster and the potential to add three more scholarship players between now and the fall, but will also see some attrition between now and August. 

* Frost said he thinks his staff might be a half-cycle behind in recruiting, but that they've closed the gap considerably and will pull at least even with other schools during the May recruiting period. 

* Last year, Frost thought many more high-end players were available in January than this year, which led to fierce competition for any good player over the past few weeks. He also said he expects that trend to continue going forward. But the Huskers were not "going to reach" for any player they didn't think could make an impact. 

* Frost listed several redshirt freshmen — including defensive linemen Tate Wildeman and Casey Rogers, defensive back Cam'ron Jones and center Cameron Jurgens — who missed extensive time with injuries last year but are participating in winter conditioning and will be near full-strength for spring ball. C.J. Smith, though, suffered his injury in the middle of the season and may need until the summer to be back near full speed.  

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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