Nebraska Football Recruiting 2014: Updates on Commits, Visits and Offers
Make sure to follow this exclusive tracker from now until national signing day for the latest news and happenings surrounding the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ 2014 recruiting class.
This program has become one of the best in the Big Ten under Bo Pelini. This class will help keep them on top. Here is a look at the commitments, top targets and scheduled visits for the 2014 class. Click here to check out where all of Nebraska’s top 2014 recruits hail from.
Note: All recruiting rankings via 247Sports.
Tuesday, June 4
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Thursday, May 30
The Cornhuskers are focusing in on JUCO running back Tyreek Hill. Hill is a speedy back who will remind Huskers faithful of current star Ameer Abdullah.
Assistant coach Ron Brown has been recruiting Hill, and Hill told Mike Schaefer with Huskers Illustrated (subscription required) of the 247Sports network that “I like Nebraska. I haven’t experienced it, but I’ve watched them play. Their cool.”
The Huskers are in need of bodies in the backfield for the 2014 class, and Hill would be a great addition. There is a lot of ground to make up, but the Cornhuskers could become a major part of the discussion once they land a visit.
He claims a 4.2-second 40-yard dash.
Wednesday, May 15
Nebraska is reaching coast to coast this cycle trying to find the best fits for the program. A rising target has been 3-star running back Tony James out of Gainesville, Fla.
James holds offers from a number of top programs—including in-state power Florida—but Nebraska is the team that is catching his eye.
In an interview with Mike Schaefer of Huskers Illustrated (subscription required) James said that “Nebraska has been watching my film and whatever. We always talk about what Nebraska is like, academics and the position they are recruiting me at. They’re recruiting me as a running back/wide receiver. I play both of them.”
It’s tough to get players to take unofficial visits across the country, but with fellow Gainesville High 3-star wide receiver Kenric Young high on the Huskers there may be a trip in the works soon.
James told Schaefer “That’s something that we just talked about either Thursday or Wednesday of last week about taking our trip to Nebraska together. I have to get with him and see what he’s doing. Then we can get something put together.”
Both players would be huge additions for this class.
Thursday, May 9
The Cornhuskers finally ended a 58-day commitment drought when Grand Prairie, Texas native 3-star safety Jason Hall made his pledge known late Wednesday.
Hall received his Nebraska offer on April 24.
At 6’2”, 192 pounds, Hall has great size, but he is a step slow in pursuit. He is a reactive player who has solid field vision and plays the run well. He has trouble in pass coverage when asked to play man, but he is a solid zone player.
There is a lot to like about Hall and this pledge for the Huskers. This marks the second commitment for the 2014 class.
T.V. Williams is a 3-star receiver out of McKinney, Texas that has seen his recruitment heat up in recent weeks. He is a bit undersized at 5’9”, 160 pounds, but Tavon Austin and others have proven that athleticism can trump size.
A number of programs are making a push for the young star, and Nebraska is one to watch (h/t 247Sports). Putting Williams in the return game and even in the backfield would produce masterful results.
His recruitment will continue to heat up over the summer and into the fall. Cal and Houston are two others to watch.
With Ameer Abdullah getting ready to enter his junior season and no other player on roster who compares, Williams could have the inside track to playing time if he heads to Lincoln.
The Cornhuskers are holding only one commitment heading into the summer. Local Lincoln, Neb. 3-star ATH Luke Gifford has been with the Cornhuskers since March.
He did not hold many major offers outside of Nebraska, but his recruitment is just getting started. At 6’3”, 195 pounds, he has a very sizable frame for a player in the secondary. His primary role has been safety, and that should continue in college.
This is a developmental type player for Pelini’s staff, but the upside appears to be worth the effort.
Despite Gifford being the lone commitment now, he told Mike Schaefer with Huskers Illustrated that there are more pledges on the way.
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