Nebraska Football: Hot Leads on Recruiting Trail

Big Red NetworkSenior Writer IJune 25, 2008

As camp season rolls on, the number of players getting acquainted with Nebraska (and vice versa) continues to grow. Along with that, the number of offers made and players favoring Nebraska grows as well.

Husker fans likely already know the name Cody Green, a five-star quarterback prospect out of Texas. lists him as “highly interested” in Nebraska and holding an offer. Green is also highly interested in Texas A&M and has an offer from the school as well (along with numerous others).

Kevin Young is a three-star defensive end prospect from Kansas with very similar measurables to 2008 recruit Josh Williams that’s also in the highly interested/offered category. He’s also highly interested in KU and holds an offer from the Jayhawks.

Taylor Martinez is a three-star quarterback prospect (though could also be a safety as he’s listed with a sub 4.5 forty time) from California. So far the Huskers appear to be the first to offer the signal caller. His father played safety for Iowa State.

Jesse Coffey is a three-star offensive tackle prospect that goes 6’7” and 260 pounds from Texas. The Huskers appear to be in a three-way tie for his services at this point with Kansas and Arkansas. Coffey made a visit to Lincoln in June and reportedly enjoyed it.

Finally, a thus-far unranked defensive end prospect named Emerson Evans from Texas is said to be high on the Huskers. Nebraska has reportedly offered him a scholarship (along with a few other programs).

At 6'1" and 255 lbs., it seems likely that he might be moved to an interior line position as the coaches have been on record about liking the superior leverage a prospect that size has over lankier players on the inside. And thus far the Huskers have been able to land the rangier players on the outside, where presumably their length becomes more important.