With the spring signing period for the 2019 class coming to an end on Wednesday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers did an excellent job of beating the clock.
The entire culture has changed since Fred Hoiberg became the head coach of the Cornhuskers. His ability to recruit impact players even on short notice is quite valuable to the program.
For starters, Nebraska has two commits from top JUCO recruits in Jervay Green and Cameron Mack. Both should see playing time immediately in Lincoln.
Hoiberg put the finishing touches on his recruiting class for this season by landing forward Kevin Cross from Little Rock, Arkansas. Rivals ranks the late-bloomer is a three-star player.
Cross went with Nebraska as his college destination over TCU and Oklahoma State.
His announcement was shared on Instagram with this video:
Nebraska also has a commitment from three-star recruit Akon Arop. Per 247Sports, the Cornhuskers have the No. 12 recruiting class in their conference.
It’s astonishing to see how productive Hoiberg has been with the Cornhuskers in such limited time. Next season might be a rebuilding year for Nebraska, but the future is bright under its new coach.
The college basketball world saw how Hoiberg built Iowa State into a perennial contender in the Big 12. He’ll try to replicate that success with Nebraska starting this fall.