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Nebraska Could Have Its Recruiting Class Completed By July 1

Nebraska football's 2018 recruiting class is expected to be relatively small—around 15 players—but that means the Huskers will have the luxury of filling it early and playing defense until National Signing Day.

During a luncheon with Husker fans, head coach Mike Riley revealed something pretty incredible about the class: it might be filled by July 1.

According to, Riley said that it isn't necessarily the goal, but things could work out that way:

Fresh off a commit from St. Louis, wideout Cameron Brown on Sunday, NU’s coach told the Executive Club of Lincoln that NU’s 2018 class of roughly 15 prospects might be full before Independence Day.

“We could literally have all of our class committed by July 1,” Riley said during a moderated question-and-answer session at The Nebraska Club in downtown Lincoln.

“It’s not really a goal of mine to be done by July 1 but it’s a distinct possibility that could happen,” Riley said, adding he wished Nebraska had more room in the 2018 class for more prospects.

“I’ve kind of always thought that in general but for sure this year,” Riley said.

Depending on off-season attrition, Nebraska's class could wind up being larger, but as is, the Huskers already have 10 commits. The class is currently ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 8 in the nation, with five of the 10 commits ranked as four-stars and No. 181 overall or higher in the class of 2018, per 247Sports.