It’s been quite a while since Nebraska was counted among the elite in college football recruiting. But based on the evidence, that certainly isn’t for a lack of trying.
A recent analysis from Rivals on the number of offers coming from the Power Five schools to Class of 2020 prospects shows that Nebraska leads the field by a long shot. The Huskers have made 409 offers so far – well ahead of second-place Tennessee’s 330. The sum is higher than Alabama, Clemson, and USC combined.
Eight of the top ten teams in terms of offers made are not exactly the blue bloods of their respective conferences. Only Michigan and Tennessee rank among the elite schools in their conferences – and even Tennessee has been in the doldrums lately.
Unfortunately for the Huskers, the number of offers has not quite translated into commitments – even if it is still a bit early in the recruiting cycle. As of writing, the Huskers have secured only three commitments – tied for ninth in the conference.
For context, Northwestern – which made only 65 offers – already has nine commitments.
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Nebraska’s Class of 2019 looks to be pretty stout though. 247Sports ranked it No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the country.
The Huskers also managed to secure the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country, with Wandale Robinson enrolling at Lincoln.