Give Scott Frost and his Nebraska staff some credit. While the 5-7 season in year two for Frost certainly didn’t go the way that anyone in Lincoln had hoped, he’s making the most of this bowl-less December.
Bowl season brings a bunch of extra practices, which are very helpful in developing young players. Those that don’t go bowling may get a slight edge in recruiting.
While missing a bowl certainly doesn’t help, teams that don’t need to prep for one can hit the recruiting trails harder. Nebraska is making these weeks count. Since the end of the season, the Huskers have landed seven new recruits, including a pair of four-star players.
The latest came in this morning.
Jordon Riley, a JuCo defensive tackle from Garden City Community College, committed to the Huskers. He’s originally from North Carolina.
— J7 (@Thejordonriley) December 17, 2019
Riley is ranked as a three-star player. He’s the No. 136 junior college player in the nation.
With the commitment, the Huskers have 21 players on the books for the 2020 class, as well as two other incoming transfers. 247Sports ranks the class at No. 19 overall, per the site’s composite rankings, and No. 4 in the Big Ten.
Frost still needs to get things straightened out on the field, but he’s consistently recruited very well since taking over at his alma mater. That should help matters as he looks for the wins to come.
The early signing period opens tomorrow. Over the last few seasons, most players have chosen to sign during that time.