At the end of their second full week as a coaching staff, Frost and his coaches have lined up another talented group of visitors. This weekends visits feature players on both sides of the ball along with several difference makers the Huskers should be hoping to walk away with commitments from.
- There is a good reason as to why Honas is ranked as the #1 JUCO LB in the country in 2018. At 6’2 225lbs Honas is an aggressive linebacker who has the size and speed to make an immediate impact in whatever defense he winds up a part of. With the Huskers looking to shore up the middle of their defense Honas would be in contention for playing time almost immediately.
- Honas will be signing during the early signing period next Wednesday so the Huskers getting him on campus this weekend could payoff in a huge way. Expect Iowa to continue to make a push for Honas if the Huskers don’t lock him up this weekend.
- After a cringe-worthy year, the Blackshirts are working hard to find guys who can help reshape the secondary in 2018 and beyond. As a high school prospect, Cam Jones brings a love for tackling mixed with physicality that translates well at the next level. He’s a fiery competitor who expects to challenge for a job starting day #1 and could potentially slide down to an outside linebacker position if he continues to grow into his 6’2 210lb frame.
- While he was rumored to be signing next week, I don’t believe Jones will be committing anytime soon. With all the coaching changes this year he’s become a hot commodity on the recruiting trail and wants to slow things down and ensure he doesn’t rush into a decision. the Huskers have made him an important priority and will be pursuing him up until the end.
- With the Huskers staffs established roots in Florida seeing an offer and visit from sneaky wide receiver Domnick Watt is a great thing. Watt isn’t going to light a track on fire like a few other prospects he does have deceptive speed and is always finding a way to wind up behind defenders. That trait and his 6’2 200lb frame indicate that Watt should be able to compete right away and provide valuable depth to the Huskers thin wide receiving corps as they move into a high tempo offense in 2018.
- With the offensive changes coming in 2018, Frost is looking for someone who can do a little bit of everything and he’s put the crosshairs on Marcus Riley to fill that role. Riley is listed as an athlete primarily because he is a threat at so many different positions. As a former high school quarterback, he is expected to line up as a running back, wide receiver, motion man, and other roles at the next level. His athleticism would go a long way in creating the dynamic sort of playmaker that can truly thrive in Frost’s offense.
- Marcus has been committed to Louisville since last July but Frost and his staff have been pursuing him all year to come to UCF and now play for a heavyweight like Nebraska. I’m not sure if Riley will flip this weekend however the staff have let him know how important he is in their new home and hope to make him a big part of it.
- Coach Frost is hosting a second junior college impact player in pass rushing specialist Jordan Allen this weekend. The Huskers pass rush was abysmal last season and the staff is looking for someone to help spark a change. With three years of eligibility, Allen has the chance to make an immediate impact on the Huskers defense both with his hand in the dirt and from a standing up position.
- The Huskers lacked a playmaker at the CAT outside linebacker position last year opposite of Marcus Newby and Luke Gifford and with experience in the 3-4 Allen should make a pretty quick transition in the Blackshirts 3-4 scheme. At 6’5 232lb Allen has been timed running a 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds which is something the Husker linebacking corps was severely lacking last season.
- There are rumors Allen may visit ASU instead of Nebraska this weekend but we haven’t been able to confirm anything like that as of yet. If the Huskers can get Allen on campus look for them to make a full court press to snag one of the best defenders in the country. He’s a December graduate and if all goes well could be in Lincoln as soon as classes start in January.
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