Husker Extra recruiting ticker: Dec. 3
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.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 pic.twitter.com/SmIJyIUHcR — T.W (@Twaaall) December 2, 2018
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.
Congratulations @mccaffrey_luke on your state championship!! Glad we got to be a part of it. @MichaelLynn77 had a great game as well. #GBR@LisaMcCaffrey6@87ed@firstname.lastname@example.org/LaAP3o0gUW — Holli Nelson (@hollianelson) December 2, 2018
Nelson saw quarterback Luke McCaffrey and his Valor Christian team top offensive lineman Michael Lynn and Cherry Creek for the Class 5A title.