Millard North sophomore Hunter Sallis became the fourth in-state player to receive a scholarship offer from Nebraska in the last five months, a clear indication the Huskers want to keep top talent in the state.
The Huskers signed Platteview forward Brady Heiman in the 2018 class. Lincoln North Star junior guard Donovan Williams committed to NU last month. NU has also offered Omaha Creighton Prep’s Akol Arop in the 2019 class and Bellevue West’s Chucky Hepburn in the 2021 class.
NU coach Tim Miles offered a scholarship to Sallis while the 6-foot-3 guard was on an unofficial visit Saturday. Sallis said he was shocked and excited.
“I liked Coach Miles and he made me feel comfortable with what Nebraska has going on,” Sallis said. “The facilities are great and I really enjoyed my time in Lincoln.”
Sallis made an unofficial visit to Iowa State last Saturday and received an offer from the Cyclones.
NU is the fifth Division I school to offer him a scholarship. Drake coach Darian DeVries, a former Creighton assistant, offered Sallis May 1. Creighton offered Aug. 29. He also has offers from Mississippi and Iowa State.
Sallis said he hasn’t let the early recruiting attention affect his approach. “I try to stay humble and work hard,” he said.
Sallis is a force defensively. At the NebHSRecruiting Top 50 Summer Showcase in August, his wingspan was measured at over 6-5.
He is a slashing finisher on offense and is capable of knocking down 3-pointers, midrange shots and floaters off the glass.
“He improves month by month,” Millard North coach Tim Cannon told The World-Herald. “As a coach, to actually witness that occur is phenomenal.”