It could be a big day on the Nebraska roster front.
First, former Auburn cornerback Jonathan Rose is soon to make a decision on his new school, and chances are pretty good, his father Charles said, that Nebraska is that school. When we know, you will.
Second, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst offensive guard Zach Hannon will announce his commitment for the 2013 recruiting class at 4 p.m. on Twitter. Hannon, who has taken several unofficial visits to NU, will choose between the Huskers, Arkansas and Missouri. Via text Tuesday night, the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder told The World-Herald he knows where’s he’s going. We’ll see if it’s NU.
If not, it’s a blow to the Huskers’ recruiting class. Nebraska’s sunk a lot of time into this prospect, and 2012 signee Michael Rose — also from Rockhurst — should be a draw.
We’ll keep you in the loop.
Now, onto a recruiting update. From this point forward, you’ll see prospects with a variety of recruiting service rankings. Here’s the key:
Name, Ht/Wt, Pos, Town/School: Top schools involved
- 247: 247Sports
- 247C: 247Sports Composite ranking
- R: Rivals
- S: Scout
- E: ESPN
After each designation, you’ll see numbers. Here’s the key for those:
Star ranking/National ranking/Position Ranking
An “NR” means they’re not ranked at this time. A bolded ranking denotes the prospect’s highest evaluation. An italicized ranking denotes the prospect’s lowest evaluation.
Torii Hunter, Jr, 6-1/175, WR, Prosper (Texas): Ala, Ark, ND, OSU, NU
The son of Major League Baseball star Torii Hunter made the rare mid-week visit to NU, hoping to check out the football and baseball programs. According to several recruiting sites, he liked all the facilities, and Hunter’s dad knows Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad. More importantly:
“It was a fun visit, especially being around some of the players,” he told Huskers Illustrated. “I can’t remember the names but most of the wide receivers like Jamal (Turner) and Quincy (Enunwa). They were the main two. I was just there with a group of them and laughing while they were watching film and making fun of things. At the same time they were learning and grasping what the coaches were telling them.”
It’ll be a long, drawn-own recruiting battle for Hunter. But NU’s made a decent impression.
Toby Johnson, 6-4/305, DT, Hutchinson (Kan.) CC: Georgia, OU, NU, Ole Miss, USC, Miami (Fla)
5/NR/NR – 247
4/4/1 – 247C
4/NR/NR – R
4/NR/NR – S
The Huskers’ top target at defensive tackle has settled on four of his five official visits, according to 247Sports.
“I know Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and I will decide on that fifth one,” he said. “It will probably be USC or Miami, but I have not made up my mind yet.”
Johnson played high school football in Georgia.
Scott Quessenberry, 6-4/265, C/OG, Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon: Cal, NU, Wash
The Huskers’ top center prospect has set a visit date: Oct. 27 vs. Michigan
Beau Sandland, 6-5/250, TE, Los Angeles Pierce College: OU, Ole Miss, Fla, NU, ASU, Cal
The big tight end took his official visits to Nebraska and Oklahoma over the summer, will visit Ole Miss during the season, and take two more after the year’s over, according to Huskers Illustrated.
Sandland’s blunt about what he’s looking for.
“It has to be for a JUCO guy,” Sandland told HI. “When you’re a high school kid you have the luxury of being there five years. I only have three to play two and none of the schools recruiting me have talked about redshirting me or anything like that. If everything goes right, and barring injury, I’ll play two years and go on to the NFL hopefully. Obviously there’s going to be competition and I don’t expect to be named starter over the phone, but I do expect to go somewhere that I’ll have every opportunity to be the guy and be expected to be the starter by the staff.”
Joe Fennell, 6-5/310, OL/DL, Ft. Myers (Fla.) South: Fla, S. Car, NU
Here’s a guy coming in from the Sunshine State radar. According to Rivals, this giant is down to the Huskers, Gamecocks and Gators.
“I know Florida would like to see me at guard or tackle,” Fennell told Rivals. “And South Carolina and Nebraska at defensive tackle.”
Good news for NU: Fennell likes defense.