Nebraska’s football team has struggled on the field in recent years, but the program continues to recruit well. Head coach Scott Frost put together a solid class for next season, which features a total of 24 commitments.
The Cornhuskers have the No. 20 overall recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports. Only three programs in the Big Ten have a higher-ranked class – Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.
Earlier this week, Frost opened up about the team’s recruiting skills. Instead of giving credit to the coaching staff, he went out of his way to thank Nebraska fans for their endless support.
Frost believes that Nebraska fans have created such a welcoming environment that recruits around the country can’t help but notice it.
Here’s what Frost had to say about the fans, via Hail Varsity:
“I want to give a lot of credit to Nebraska fans and the people of this state because that makes an enormous difference in recruiting for us,” Frost said. “When people see the support of fans, when they get follows and likes on Twitter and when they see the stadium full every week. A lot of credit has to go to Nebraska fans.”
There’s definitely some truth to Frost’s remarks. Nebraska has such rich history that recruits will always keep the program on their radar.
Frost has proven over the past two seasons that he can recruit well. Now, he’ll have to translate that to success on the field.
We’ll see if the third year is the charm, as Frost will try to reach his first bowl game as the head coach of the Cornhuskers.