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Rivals recruiting analysts Rob Cassidy, Chad Simmons and Woody Wommack singled out Nebraska four-star 2018 verbal TE commit Cameron Jurgens as a standout performer from the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in St. Louis.

"Jurgens requested to work out as both a linebacker and a tight end in one-on-ones, but by the time the camp reached that portion he had already impressed with his offensive skills," the analysts note. "Jurgens is an impressive route runner and he knows how to use his size to box out defenders, something he showed once one-on-ones got underway." The 6-foot-3, 235-pound native of Beatrice, Nebraska, ranks as Rivals No. 82 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. He has a habit of making noise on the camp circuit -- this time last year, Cassidy wrote that he "shined on offense" during a Rivals Camp Series regional in Kansas City.
Source: Rivals
May 26 - 8:53 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 ATH Mario Goodrich.

While Goodrich does a little bit of everything at Lee's Summit West (Missouri) -- he has worked as a receiver, cornerback and kick returner -- Nebraska views the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder as a corner. Rivals' Nate Clouse notes that Goodrich "has terrific ball reactions which combined with his size and length make him a pass break-up and interception machine." That assessment rings true based on his work as a high school junior in 2016, when he notched seven interceptions while breaking up 12 passes. Goodrich ranks as Rivals' No. 202 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle and gives Nebraska 12 commitments in the class. Sleep on the Cornhuskers' recruiting work at your own peril -- they currently sit at No. 6 in Rivals' team rankings. Only Ohio State (No. 4) and Penn State (No. 2) rank higher in the Big Ten.
Source: Rivals
May 23 - 8:50 PM

Nebraska hired Minnesota assistant athletic director of football development Adam Clark to serve as director of football development.

Clark had served at his post at Minnesota for the past three seasons. Prior to that, he had a three-year stint helping to head up football operations at Northern Illinois (he also served as assistant athletic director at NIU). Per the Cornhuskers' bio for Clark, he will "serve as a liaison with other units in the athletics department, assist with the budget and team travel, summer camps and clinics," among other duties.
Source: Land of 10
May 16 - 8:15 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 WR Cameron Brown.

While Rivals views Brown as a three-star prospect at this juncture, Scout tosses him an additional fourth star. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has posted some phenomenal numbers during high school athletic testing, including a 4.51s sprint through the 40-yard dash and a strong 40.5-inch vertical jump. He has also run several 100-meter dashes in under 11 seconds. Nebraska has been absolutely crushing the 2018 cycle, with the Cornhuskers currently checking in at an impressive No. 8 overall in Rivals' team rankings.
May 9 - 9:35 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that a July 1 signing period for recruits will happen "someday."

The NCAA approved an additional winter signing period of December 20-22 on Monday. Riley believes that a summer signing period may be in the works, too, saying, "I think that was on the table initially, and I think that was (a part of the) discussions about what kind of early signing day — the end of June, first part of July, I think that was on the table." He described the December signing period as a "comprise for the moment." Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst is also in favor of a potential summer signing period, saying that it makes logical sense for both teams and players.
Source: Land of 10
May 9 - 6:58 PM

Bengals signed Nebraska TE Cethan Carter.

Carter (6’3/241) made 35 starts for the Cornhuskers, finishing with a 59-744-4 (12.6 YPR) receiving line and never earning above honorable mention All-Big Ten. Billed as a high-end athlete at Nebraska, Carter underwhelmed with a 4.68 forty and especially sluggish 4.73 three-cone time at the Combine. Lacking both the size to make an impact as a blocker and the athleticism to stress defenses, Carter has the look of a low-ceiling H-back/special teams prospect.
May 3 - 1:22 PM

Eagles selected Nebraska S Nate Gerry with the No. 184 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Gerry (6’2/218) made 40 career starts in Nebraska's secondary, tallying 19 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles and finishing second in school history in career interceptions (13). Recruited to play linebacker, Gerry settled in at strong safety and earned third-team All-America in 2016. Gerry showed adequate athleticism at the Combine, running 4.58 with a 10-foot-2 broad jump. An exceptional downhill run defender with experience in man coverage versus tight ends, Gerry has some Barry Church to his game as a box safety prospect.
Apr 29 - 3:56 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Manuel Allen.

The Cornhuskers have done a nice job recruiting receivers over the past two cycles. Allen continues that roll for Nebraska. He opted for HC Mike Riley's outfit over Ole Miss, Oregon and UCLA. Previously, the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder had been considered a strong bet to stick by a prior commitment to USC, but he reopened his recruitment near the end of February. As for his onfield chops, ESPN.com notes that Allen is "an impressive player with body control, agility and a knack for making plays." The outlet is also impressed with the crispness of his route-running at this tender young age. They rank him as their No. 101 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Land of 10
Apr 15 - 1:03 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp (knee) to New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead.

The PFF analysis team writes that Snead possesses "great route-running skills and solid hands, as well as the ability to make people miss when he has the ball in his hands" and believes that "Westerkamp could develop into a similar slot receiver." Unfortunately, the 5-foot-11, 194-pounder has been largely unable to participate in the pre-draft evaluation process, as he continues to rehab from a torn meniscus suffered on a non-contact play during Nebraska's bowl practices in December. He will likely have to try to find his way onto an NFL roster via undrafted free agency when all is said and done.
Apr 11 - 6:28 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior DE A.J. Natter underwent surgery to repair an injury to his patellar tendon.

Natter is expected to miss time into the regular season as he recovers, with a concrete timetable for his return likely to clarify once he is further along in his rehab. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder has been used sparingly during his time at Nebraska, having totaled just four tackles over the course of his career. Consider this a depth blow for the Cornhuskers.
Apr 8 - 2:41 PM

Nebraska sophomore S JoJo Domann suffered a torn ACL on a non-contact play in practice this week.

Domann will be undergoing surgery next week. Said HC Mike Riley, "Really a freak, sad deal. It's a disappointing thing for everybody." He indicated that because the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has not yet had his redshirt burned, Nebraska's plan is to "be really conservative." The underlying message, there, would be that even if Domann has completed his rehab by October, the Huskers won't be taking any unnecessary chances rushing him back to the field before he is truly ready. The bulk of his work came as a special-teamer last season. Consider his sidelining a depth blow for Riley and company. Aaron Williams, Antonio Reed, Keiron Williams and Avery Anderson are set to battle it out for 2017 starting honors at safety.
Apr 7 - 6:08 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Nebraska S Nate Gerry to Shiloh Keo.

"Gerry's lack of reactive agility will limit him in man coverage and create inconsistencies as a tackler, but he's very instinctive and will get to more plays than he should," Zierlein wrote. Following two years as an an honorable mention all-conference pick, Gerry was named third-team All-Big Ten last year on the heels of 68 tackles, 5.5 TFL, four interceptions and eight pass breakups. "Gerry has the urgent play demeanor needed to become a consistent contributor on special teams and fit into a fourth or fifth safety spot," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 3:51 PM

Nebraska TE Cethan Carter impressed Matt Waldman with his ability to integrate athleticism in his game.

Per Waldman, Carter possesses "burgeoning route prowess, including his bend, suddenness, release acumen, and reading one level ahead of the defense." This is a loaded tight end class, and Carter projects in the third day. Carter stands just 6-foot-3, so some teams might not view him as an inline option.
Mar 10 - 10:22 AM

Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams will serve 30 days house arrest as punishment for his third DUI.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of DUI last August. A judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail last month, though that came with the stipulation that he could apply for house arrest. The latter option will be implemented, here. As the house arrest allows for "authorized periods of employment," he could be coaching with the Cornhuskers come the start of spring practice on Saturday.
Mar 2 - 2:25 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes Nebraska TE Cethan Carter is a block-first tight end who unfortunately "lacks the size and ability to sustain at the point of attack to handle in-line blocking duties on the next level."

"He may not have the hands or route separation to handle pass-catching duties on the next level and he has played sparingly on special teams," Zierlein wrote. "To carve out a spot on a roster, Carter will have to prove that he can do one of those things well." Zierlein may not love him, but former St. Louis Rams HC Mike Martz is high on Carter's NFL potential. Carter was on Martz's team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Said Martz of the 6-foot-4, 229-pounder: "He’s got length. He’s got juice to get upfield. He’s got speed — not just real speed, he can change direction." Carter was voted an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last year.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 6:44 PM


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