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Weekend Roundup – Friday Night Lights

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The Nebraska football coaching staff has been red hot on the camp and recruiting trails over the last few weeks and that continues as they host their second Friday Night Lights camp tomorrow night. The coaches aren’t the only ones working overtime, though. The athletic department has put together another Summer Fan Fest in front of Memorial Stadium for fans running from 5-7 p.m. Central.

While head coach Mike Riley and Co. are setting the tone outside the stadium, they are also getting ready to put on a show for fans inside the stadium with a bevy of talented visitors from multiple classes slated to be on campus this weekend.

2018 Info

The committed visitor list features players across a range of different positions. Currently, top commits like Bookie Radley-HilesChase Williams, Manuel Allen, Joshua Moore, Tate Wildeman, Will Farniok, Masry Mapieu and Barret Pickering have all confirmed their status for the weekend.

On the flip side, there’s a dizzying amount of uncommitted 2018 players coming into Lincoln this weekend with headliners such as five-star defensive end Micah Parsons, four-star defensive back Christian Tutt and four-star running back TJ Pledger. Not to be outdone, star-studded recruits like wide receiver Cameron Brown, defensive end Judge Culpepper, outside linebacker Jalen Redmond, wide receiver Kobe Smith and wide receiver Dominic Gicinto will round out the 2018 list this weekend.

We know there’s a chance of visits from IMG Academy four-star defensive back Houston Griffith and a few other late additions. However at this time, we haven’t been able to confirm his visit or the others we’ve heard rumblings about.

Speaking of late additions, Matt Reynoldson of HuskersOnline recently verified that USC Commit and four-star outside linebacker Raymond Scott will be visiting this weekend. Just getting him on campus is a huge coup for the Huskers.

2019 Visitor Tidbits

The young guns of 2019 are slated to put on a show of their own this weekend as heralded recruits Owen Pappoe, Shammond Cooper, Isaiah Williams and Marcus Washington will be in town to show out and soak in Husker hospitality for the first time.

Repeat 2019 visitors that will be in town are four-star quarterback Max Duggan out of Council Bluffs, Iowa and three-star running back Garrison Johnson. Duggan visited last week for the Huskers’ first Friday Night Lights camp and Johnson was in town for the Red-White Spring Game back in April.

Expect a few additional 2019 visitors to be at camp from St Louis, Mo. in wide receiver Bryce Childress and running back Alphonso Andrews Jr. They were both in attendance at the Nebraska’s St Louis camp earlier this month and the coaches will get another shot to evaluate them over the weekend.

2020 Notes

Last, but certainly not least, there will be several 2020 recruits to keep an eye on this weekend.  We’ve heard that Darion Green-Warren, Teriyon Cooper, James Frenchie and Reggie Love will all be in Lincoln as well.

This weekend is going to showcase some of the best talent on the radar, so you won’t want to miss it. If you want to come down to the Summer Fan Fest and the Friday Night Lights camp, make sure you’re down around the stadium a little before 5 p.m. tomorrow night. There will be an abundance of free food, drinks and plenty for you to do before heading inside to watch the stars shine.

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