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Could the lack of numbers near term be a positive down the road?

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
Found this again from July. Thought it was worth posting

Only a small part of the article.

Could the lack of numbers near term be a positive down the road?​

This year is tough to swallow. A class that might get to 15 total commitments. It seems a little unfathomable that Nebraska is slowing down at eight commitments because they are over 50% complete with the class, and are now waiting on a few and identifying some new targets.
Know what they say about a man with small hands? Small mittens. So what comes along with a small class size? Low class rating. TCU was the only school last year that finished with 15 signees. They were the 67th rated class in the nation. There were actually two schools, Arizona State and Indiana, who each finished with 14 signees and slightly better at 64 (Arizona State) and 66 (Indiana).
That isn’t where those classes for TCU, Arizona State and Indiana should stop being compared with where Nebraska is at now and likely will be headed. The average stars per recruit for those three schools last year was just north of three stars. Nebraska’s average is exactly three.
And while I spell out all of the doom and gloom, there are some positives to look at. First of all, Arizona State and Indiana are both preseason top 25 teams this year. Texas Christian is just outside of the top 25 at No. 27. Like Nebraska, three stronger programs had some “smaller classes”. The Huskers have signed 74 players the last three seasons.
But let’s focus on the here and now. Nebraska has one open spot for the total 25 that can be added in a cycle. The Huskers should get credit back for Branson Yager who is now off of the roster. Additionally, what do those two spots mean with the very small recruiting class in 2022?
Nebraska may not be able to take a lot of kids for the December, or even the February signing periods, but the Huskers will have a lot of room to be active players in the grad transfer, transfer, late JUCO available/free agents, and other types of player additions.
There was a great question in the chat about how a player like
Jailen Weaver
takes pressure off of the 2022 class potentially. If Weaver can have an impact as a freshman, it most certainly does take pressure off and the Nebraska staff can start looking about how to find a defensive tackle or a versatile defensive lineman. It could save a number to the class and cost them one of their 25 later with a transfer.

It’s a bit of a silver lining. As you can clearly see from what I laid out earlier, if Nebraska gets to 14 or 15 commits with a three-star average, you can expect a class that will finish somewhere in the mid-60s or so. However, Nebraska will have an ability to still add players down the line up to their 25, just not through their signing day classes, and up to their 85 scholarship limit.
- Bryan Munson


https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/three-out-last-call-potential-silver-lining-21-bsb-class-accolades
https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/three-out-last-call-potential-silver-lining-21-bsb-class-accolades
https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/three-out-last-call-potential-silver-lining-21-bsb-class-accolades


2022
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Commitment List
Football Basketball
https://nebraska.rivals.com/commitments/football/2022

https://nebraska.rivals.com/commitments/football/2022
 

TheOneders

Red Shirt
2 Year Member
Found this again from July. Thought it was worth posting

Only a small part of the article.




2022
nebraska_50x50.jpg

Commitment List
Football Basketball
https://nebraska.rivals.com/commitments/football/2022

https://nebraska.rivals.com/commitments/football/2022
That's the first I've heard they could get Yager's initial counter spot back. That might not help this year, but it could definitely help down the line. They were able to get Henry Gray's spot back in the 2020 class.
 

Beareye

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
What the heck ever happened to Yager? Did he quit football, go on a Mission, or end up somewhere else?
 

Bean

Grey Shirt
5 Year Member
Just read this:

"The Husker staff will be out on the road for the first time in two years this week. The 2022 class has been misunderstood and criticized a great deal for the lack of quality in the class or the lack of size to the class overall.

Nebraska has just eight commits in their 2022 class now, since Schwartz and Nebraska have parted ways. The projected size of the class has always been 13, but we could see Nebraska go beyond this number if the right players present themselves. There also may be more players choosing to leave Nebraska's roster in the coming months."

and:

"Around Thanksgiving things could get interesting. We should all be watching to see what premiere quarterbacks have been recruited over or outplayed and are out of a starting job. Depending on what happens with Adrian Martinez (and possibly regardless of what he decides to do), Nebraska should be active in the portal for one of those types of players.

We should have some answers in the coming days about some of the guys Nebraska is looking at to finish up the 2022 class. There is also another possibility that we won't know. Nebraska could have some guys in their back pocket that they don't want anyone to know about until it's a little later in the process."
 
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