We're less than two weeks from what'll be a hectic and interesting National Signing Day, which means it's time to double down on our Nebraska Cornhuskers recruiting coverage. Here's our Nebraska Football Recruiting Rumors & News Roundup: 13 Days 'Til Signing Day!
What's The Deal With Lamar Jackson?
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will have to sweat things a few days longer than expected as four-star defensive back and top 2016 target Lamar Jackson has pushed his announcement date back from February 28th to Groundhog Day on January 2nd -- one day before National Signing Day.
Jackson is filming a video for his announcement and hopes it will go viral by positioning it the day before NSD.
“I am pushing my thing back to the day before signing day,” he said. “They want it to go viral the day before signing day. I’m pretty sure the coaches are going to know before. The video is still going to be recorded this weekend, so once I record the video, I’ll let coaches know."
Jackson says that his list is down to Nebraska, Arizona, and Arizona State. He's been in contact with all three coaching staffs over the past week, including in-person visits with the Huskers and Wildcats. He's expected to host Arizona State on Friday.
Ranked as the #5 athlete in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports, Jackson is currently considered to be a heavy Nebraska lean -- a projection that hasn't been changed by his announcement date delay.
Mike Riley Finishes Busy Thursday
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley made good use of his travel budget today, spanning Missouri to meet up with one top target and one commit.
"Riley stopped in Springfield, Missouri, this morning to see Nixa, Mo., tight end target Chase Allen, who will officially visit Lincoln this weekend. After leaving Allen’s family, Riley will continue north to see wide receiver commit J.D. Spielman on Thursday evening. Spielman confirmed to HuskersIllustrated.com that he was expecting Riley to be in his home on Thursday for a visit."
Spielman is listed at just 5-foot-9, but the three-star wideout/special teams standout makes up for his lack of ideal size with explosiveness and pure athleticism. Nebraska coaches are reportedly pegging him as an early impact commit.
Huge Visit Weekend On Tap
Nebraska is positioned to make a huge leap in the nation's overall 2016 and 2017 recruiting class rankings this weekend with nine recruits set to visit Lincoln.
The biggest "name" recruits scheduled to be on campus are top 2016 target and four-star safety Isaiah Simmons, fellow 2016 four-star safety Marquel Dismuke, five-star wide receiver Darnay Holmes (ranked as the #1 WR in the 2017 class by 247Sports) and four-star 2017 wideout Keyshawn Johnson Jr.Back to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Newsfeed