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Where Nebraska's Recruiting Class Ranks Right Now

Nebraska's players take the field.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

After the team wrapped up its season with last Friday's loss at Iowa, Nebraska football coach Scott Frost made a surprising admission.

The Huskers nearly pulled off a comeback win in Iowa City. They wound up falling 31-28.

Afterwards, Frost has admitted that Iowa was frankly bigger and stronger than his club, in its first year under his tutelage. From the Omaha World-Herald:

“Iowa’s a bigger, stronger football team,” Frost said. “That’s right now. I never thought I’d see or hear that or say that about a Nebraska football team. That we can fix. We can get bigger, we can get stronger.”

Frost will have the chance to bring in his first full Nebraska football recruiting class in the next couple of months.

While the Huskers would have undoubtedly loved to sneak out a bowl game, the end of the season does give the coaching staff a chance to focus entirely on adding talent to the program.

Nebraska coaches are set to scour the country for recruits for a few weeks, ahead of the mid-December early signing period. From a new Omaha World-Heraldreport, coaches can expect to be in a new state just about every day.

"Ryan Held plans to hit at least five states the first week. Greg Austin doesn’t think he’ll need to leave the country, but his passport is handy just in case. Barrett Ruud knows he won’t see his wife much in the next couple of weeks.

Ask any Nebraska coach where they’ll be the next three weeks and they laugh. Everywhere, hopefully, as they aim to close the 2019 class and continue to search for difference-making talent wherever it might be."

Nebraska's 2019 class looks like it should wind up in the Top 25. The Huskers currently have 21 commits, and are ranked No. 22 overall and No. 4 in the Big Ten, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

The Huskers have pledges from five blue-chip players, with No. 134 overall player Nick Henrich, an Omaha linebacker, and Luke McCaffrey, brother of former Stanford and current Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey.