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Breaking down the visitors for Arkansas State

With the Huskers set to kick-off in around 24 hours, the visitor list for the first weekend of football appears to be set.  Coach Riley and his staff have done a terrific job of bringing in official visitors the last two years and 2017 appears to be yet another strong year for recruiting with big-time players lining up visits weeks in advance.

Adam did a great job this week covering how Nebraska’s 2017 official visits compare to prior years and today we will do a quick dive into those uncommitted visitors and what to expect from each of them. With three top 150 recruits slated to see the Huskers take on Arkansas State in a night game, it should be a fantastic weekend for football.

Here’s the latest list of official visitors that Husker Hype has been able to confirm and a breakdown of those who are uncommitted.

Official Visitors

  • Isaah Crocker  
  • Aashari Crosswell

Unofficial Visitors

  • Joshua Moore*
  • Cameron Brown*
  • Will Farniok*
  • Masry Mapieu*
  • Cameron Jurgens*
  • Ryland Goede (2019)

Isaah Crocker – 2018 – Wide Receiver – Inderkum High School (Sacramento, CA)

One of the top wide receivers on the west coast Isaah Crocker is primed to have a huge senior year at Inderkum High School and has a genuine interest in joining the Cornhuskers.  Over the summer Isaah stood out at The Opening finals in Beaverton and showed off why he belongs among the best as he earned 2nd team all-offense honors during the elite event.

Not limited when pads come on, Crocker managed to haul in a pair of touchdown passes in Inderkum’s season opener as well as an interception. As a former basketball player Isaah has exceptional hands and body control to go along with the quickness and speed to go deep on most defenses. Husker fans should expect to hear about Isaah being viewed as an early contributor wherever he goes to school.

Personally, I believe there’s a good chance that Isaah commits to the Huskers after speaking with him a few weeks ago. He’s just as excited today as he was three weeks ago and his father is already a big fan of the Big Red.  While that may not happen on this visit as his dad isn’t able to join him I expect him to be apart of the Huskers recruiting class at some point this fall.

Aashari Crosswell – 2018 – Safety – Long Beach Poly High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Another top athlete, Aashari Crosswell is the top safety on the West Coast hailing from powerhouse Long Beach Poly that have produced talents such as Jody Lewis and Greg Johnson who both were pursued by Nebraska and in their top schools.

From an ability standpoint, Aashari has exceptional vision on the field that goes along well with a quickness that most cannot match.  He’s always following the plays with his eyes and making the tackle or right in the middle of things. That type of hustle is something that new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has been stressing to the Husker defense since he arrived and looks to be a fit for Crosswell. 

I don’t expect Aashari to commit, however the ties to the staff are strong and his peers speak highly of the Huskers. Nebraska should make a big impression on Aashari, the question is whether or not it wil be enough to pull him away from the West Coast.

Ryland Goede – 2019 – Tight End – Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, GA)

Having already visited several top schools this year Ryland is looking to see what the Huskers have to offer after making a connection with coach Tavita Thompson this spring.

Ryland has a massive frame to work with at 6’7 235lbs and easily dominates the competition around him. He catches a ball with his hands almost as effortlessly as he moves a defender out of the way and has the speed to run away from most linebackers.

Don’t expect a commitment from Ryland this weekend as his recruitment is slated to go into the winter or early spring per our conversation with him.  That said, with all the top schools in the country after him getting him on campus for an unofficial visit this fall was a huge win for coach Thompson and the chance the Huskers needed to be a serious contender for him.

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