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Rivals National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell lists four-star QB prospect Adrian Martinez as a great fit for the Nebraska offense.

Farrell ranks the best fits by position for the Big Ten, and he lists Martinez and Nebraska at the top spot. New Cornhusker head coach Scott Frost was able to flip the four-star signal-caller's commitment from Tennessee to Nebraska, and it might have been his biggest signing of his first class. He's viewed as a prospect who can make plays with his legs, but he certainly has a strong arm that fits well with what Frost is trying to do offensively. Don't be surprised if he competes -- and possibly wins -- the starting quarterback job this summer.
Source: Rivals
Feb 19 - 4:08 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker compared Nebraska freshman RB Maurice Washington to USC RB Ronald Jones.

"Jones was also a sleekly built, sudden and fast athlete out of high school with an explosive skill set similar to Washington," Tucker writes. The analyst likes the 6-foot, 180-pound back to compete for work early in his career with the Huskers. His upside as a special teams piece should aid the cause for playing time. While Washington has a physical running style, he still needs to add weight for the collegiate ranks.
Feb 15 - 2:10 PM

Nebraska signed uncommitted four-star 2018 RB Maurice Washington.

Washington (6'0/180) lands with the Huskers over fellow finalist Arizona State. He's somewhat undersized and will need to pack on additional playing weight in the Lincoln weight room, but is a sharp performer in terms of his balance and field vision. Additionally -- even with his somewhat diminutive size -- he is an extremely physical runner, if somewhat lacking in top-end speed.
Source: Land of 10
Feb 7 - 3:22 PM

Nebraska signed uncommitted four-star 2018 LB Caleb Tannor.

Tannor (6'3/225) was a Georgia pledge from summer into late fall. He then reopened his recruitment and subsequently took official visits to Nebraska, Florida and Auburn. It was HC Scott Frost who ultimately emerged victorious in this equation, with Tannor explaining that Frost told him that the Huskers would use him similarly to star defender Shaquem Griffin.
Source: Rivals
Feb 7 - 12:51 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 RB Maurice Washington will join Arizona State or Nebraska on National Signing Day.

Washington (6'0/180) is out on official visit to Nebraska this weekend. The 247Sports crystal ball gives the Huskers a 69% chance to land the back, but ASU shouldn't be counted out completely. While he'll need to add bulk for the collegiate ranks and is not the speediest of backs, Washington makes up for those deficits via excellent vision and balance, as well as a propensity to run through contact.
Feb 3 - 4:56 PM

Nebraska signed 2018 four-star JUCO ILB Will Honas.

Honas (6'2/225) is the No. 1 JUCO inside linebacker in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Cornhuskers over California, Ole Miss, Iowa, Arkansas, Pittsburgh, Kansas and Houston, among others.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 11:31 PM

Nebraska signed 2018 four-star JUCO S Deontai Williams.

Williams (6'0/180) traveled a circuitous route to Lincoln. An ESPN 300 prospect for the Class of 2015, Williams flipped from Florida to Ohio on national signing day because he didn't meet the SEC's academic requirements. He wasn't able to qualify there, either, and dropped to the JUCO ranks. Williams is the No. 30 JUCO prospect overall, according to the 247 Sports Composite. Per Williams, Cornhuskers coaches have told him he could earn a spot at safety or corner. "He is a complete player with scheme flexibility," according to ESPN. "He is capable of being physical versus the run, matching the athletic receiver man-to-man, executing tight zone technique and blitzing inside and off the edge."
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 9:34 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior WR Zack Darlington has left the team to join the army.

Darlington (6'1/200) took to Twitter for his Tuesday announcement, saying that his two dreams as a child were to play college football and to serve his country. Check and check, now. The redshirt senior began his career with the Huskers as a three-star dual-threat quarterback before shifting over to wide receiver in the spring of 2016. He made minimal statistical impact during his time at the program.
Jan 31 - 1:22 PM

Nebraska sophomore WR Tyjon Lindsey and redshirt senior DE Dylan Owen were hospitalized and treated for rhabdomyolysis following a recent intense workout.

Lindsey required a three-day hospital stay, while Owen was in the hospital for two days. Both players have returned to the team after receiving treatment. Nebraska HC Scott Frost addressed the pair's situation on Tuesday, saying, "Anything that happens in our program is ultimately my responsibility" and later adding that the players "exerted themselves too far." Rhadomyolysis is a muscle injury that can result in serious kidney damage if untreated. A year ago, Oregon strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde was suspended after three Ducks were hospitalized following workouts. So far as we know, no suspension is coming down the pike for Nebraska strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.
Jan 30 - 1:14 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 S Cam'ron Jones.

Jones (6'2/200) had previously been committed to play at UCLA, but decommitted after Jim Mora was fired from the Bruins. He also visited Ole Miss, Baylor, and Oklahoma after reopening his process. 247 Sports calls Jones the 23rd best safety in the class. A quick scouting report calls him a "box style safety" who can stop the run, but also has the speed (4.50 40) to help in coverage in the pass game. It's another big get for Scott Frost in his first recruiting class for the Huskers.
Source: Land of 10
Jan 27 - 8:50 PM

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee completed 8-of-19 passes for 86 yards with an interception for the North in a 45-16 loss to the South on Saturday in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Lee got a chance to play a great deal more than anticipated with Luke Falk leaving. He did not necessarily take advantage of that playing time. There were a couple of flashes of the quality arm strength he showed as a Cornhusker, but he was mostly ineffective and made a bad throw on his interception. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback has his fans, but it'd be a surprise at this point if he was anything more than a late-round pick, with a real chance of going undrafted if the event was held tomorrow.
Jan 27 - 6:22 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 LB Caleb Tannor is visiting Auburn this weekend.

Tannor (6'3/225) is something of a mystery recruit, at least in terms of what school he might truly be coveting. He had been committed to Georgia from July-November before reopening his recruitment and has taken official visits to Nebraska and Florida this month. Florida State is a new entrant into the fray, having tossed Tannor an offer earlier this week. Rivals' No. 26 outside linebacker in the 2018 class, he's already more developed in terms of technique than many of his peers.
Source: Rivals
Jan 26 - 11:27 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that "teams like [Nebraska QB] Tanner Lee."

We'll let Mr. Pauline explain the appeal, here. Writes the analyst, "His arm strength and physical tools are part of the equation, but I’m told Lee also comes across well in interviews." The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder underwhelmed us time and time again with his decision-making (albeit on a bad Nebraska team) this past season, when he was picked off 16 times while completing just 57.5-percent of his passes. Tools are tools, though. Lee is on hand at the Senior Bowl as a replacement for Mason Rudolph, who is dealing with a left foot sprain.
Jan 24 - 6:06 PM

Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, Nebraska HC Scott Frost "made it clear" to four-star QB prospect Adrian Martinez that he would have a "great chance to win the starting job."

With Tanner Lee off to the NFL, Frost will start fresh with a new starting quarterback in 2018. Martinez will compete with Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia for the gig. Martinez (6'3/185) looks tailor-made to run Frost's explosive offensive system. He has been clocked at 4.79 in the 40-yard dash. Martinez is ESPN's No. 56 overall recruit in the 2018 class.
Source: ESPN
Jan 22 - 10:41 PM

247Sports' Allen Trieu believes that four-star 2018 RB Maurice Washington could be leaning towards committing to Arizona State.

Washington recently took a visit to ASU, and apparently that visit went well for the tailback. Previously he was reported as a lean towards Nebraska, but Trieu says that his latest "crystal ball" is foggy, with a slight lean towards Arizona State. Trieu says that Washington could try and schedule an official visit to the Huskers -- he had previously made an unofficial visit -- before making a commitment. Both Tennessee and Syracuse are also considered in the mix.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 22 - 4:42 PM


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