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Recruiting Ticker: Huskers visit pass-rushing prospect Summerall in Florida
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Recruiting Ticker: Huskers visit pass-rushing prospect Summerall in Florida

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Nebraska vs. Iowa, 11.23

Nebraska coach Scott Frost looks at the video board of a replay of Adrian Martinez's intercepted pass to Michael Ojemudia on Nov. 23 during the second half at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

On Monday night, Nebraska's football coaching staff made a group visit to verbal commit all-purpose back Wandale Robinson. 

On Tuesday, the caravan moved south. 

The Huskers hit the Tampa area en masse and made a point of visiting Lakeland, Florida. 

That's the home of four-star pass-rusher Lloyd Summerall, a prospect NU would very much like to land this cycle. 

Summerall on the surface looks like a long shot for the Huskers even despite the attention from the staff. He officially visited Florida this past weekend and is also being pursued heavily by Miami. 

The 6-foot-6 outside linebacker has already officially visited Nebraska, doing so for NU's memorable Senior Day win against Michigan State last month. 

This will be the last time NU's coaches will be able to see Summerall before next week's National Signing Day, so they went big by bringing literally every coach. 

Lakeland is rich in talent in its own right, so the stop wasn't just about Summerall. The Dreadnaughts last weekend won Florida's Class 7A state title with a win over St. Thomas Aquinas. 

Summerall finished the season with 83 tackles, a whopping 27 for loss, and 11½ sacks to go along with four interceptions in 14 games, per MaxPreps. 

Week shaping up: Walters referenced that he's headed to New Jersey next, which of course is where running back commit Rahmir Johnson's school is located. The Huskers also recently offered 6-5 receiver Charles Njoku (Wayne, New Jersey). 

Frost, meanwhile, is set to be back in Lincoln late Tuesday night. That's because the Huskers are expected to host junior college defensive end Datona Jackson on an official visit in the middle of the week. 

Most prospects visit on weekends, but the calendar gets crunched this time of year and Jackson's slate was filling up. He visited Colorado over the summer and then, per his 247Sports profile, is jamming in UCLA, USC, Nebraska and Florida in a span of 15 days before the early signing date. 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School) Stars
Matthew Anderson OT 6-7 250 Leesville, La. ***
Brant Banks DL 6-8 285 Houston (Westbury Christian) ***
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) ***
Jimmy Fritzsche OL 6-7 250 Greenville, S.C. ***
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) ***
Ty Robinson DE 6-6 285 Gilbert, Ariz. (Higley) ****
Wandale Robinson RB 5-9 180 Frankfort, 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 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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