Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013 AT 8:23 AM / Updated at 8:23 AM
Big, Fat Recruiting Update, April 30
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Time for another big, fat recruiting update!

The prospects are listed with name, height/weight, position, town/school and top schools involved.

After each recruiting service’s designation (247: 247Sports; 247C: 247Sports Composite ranking; R: Rivals; S: Scout; E: ESPN), 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.


Naijiel Hale, 5-11/175, DB, Los Angeles (St. John Bosco): AZ, Wazzu, NU, Boise

247: 4/NR/27

247C: 4/266/24


Rivals: 3/NR/39

Scout: 4/182/22

For now, the son of late rapper Nate Dogg has the Huskers, Cougars and Wildcats out in front.

“My relationship with him is good. We always have good conversations and have some laughs,” Hale told Husker Online about his relationship with defensive backs coach Terry Joseph. “They’ve shown how bad they want me because they came to see me on the second day they could visit schools so that showed a lot to me.”

Harrison Phillips, 6-4/245, DE/TE, Millard West: Kansas State, Iowa, Duke, NU, Wisky

247: NR/NR/NR

247C: 3/684/33


Rivals: 3/NR/23

Scout: NR/NR/NR

The Wildcat picked up offers from Harvard, Yale and Duke. He goes to Under Armour/Rivals camp May 4 in Chicago. Do well there, and attract many more Big Ten offers. Phillips visited Wisconsin for the Badgers’ spring game, so note that.

Jason Hall, 6-2/195, DB, Grand Prairie (Texas): NU, Ole Miss, TCU, Kansas, OU

247: NR/NR/NR

247C: NR/NR/NR


Rivals: NR/NR/NR

Scout: NR/NR/NR

The Huskers were the first to offer the lanky safety/dime prospect. They won’t be the last, as Hall attracted a number of coaches for the first day of spring camp.

Taven Bryan, 6-5/250, DE, Casper (Wyo.) Natrona County: NU, Ore, Wash, Wazzu, Wyo

247: NR/NR/NR

247C: NR/NR/NR


Rivals: NR/NR/NR

Scout: 3/NR/NR

The fast-rising prospect from a lightly-recruited state visited Nebraska for the spring game and now has an offer on the defensive side, according to Husker Online.

Oregon’s in the mix, as will most of the Pac-12 schools before it’s all said and done. He won’t be under the radar for another month. Nebraska needs to close this one.

Frank Ragnow, 6-6/285, OT, Chanhassen (Minn.): NU, FSU, Pitt, Mizzou

247: 3/NR/47

247C: 3/NR/41

ESPN: 3/NR/23

Rivals: 3/NR/35

Scout: 3/NR/35

NU’s offered the prospect who visited Lincoln for the spring game. He told Big Red Report he was “pumped” when John Garrison offered this week. He told Huskers Illustrated that NU is near the top of his list.

Ragnow is a solid potential commit. Garrison and Barney Cotton have made an impact here.

Madre London, 6-1/200, RB, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas: S. Car., Ark, NU, UNC, Ill.

247: 3/NR/87

247C: 3/NR/97


Rivals: 3/NR/NR

Scout: 3/NR/70

Nebraska recently offered, and the three-star from one of the nation’s best high school programs is interested in the Huskers, who are one of more than a dozen offer (including the Gamecocks).

“I’ve got good speed for the Big Ten,” he told Huskers Illustrated. The speed I have can really help break things. I really have a good work ethic and leadership.”

London’s a no-nonsense, downhill runner with a touch of wiggle. He picks his feet up well and has passable speed based on his highlight films.

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