Nebraska has a hefty class of athletes putting the pen to paper on this early signing day. Currently, Nebraska and head coach Scott Frost have the 19th ranked recruiting class according to Rivals. This 2019 class is the first time Nebraska has cracked the top 20 since 2016.
Click here to hear some of the top prospects for the 2019 recruiting class.
This is a great start for Nebraska as the next signing day will be on February 6th, 2019. The coaching staff at Nebraska addressed a lot of needs with this class and it’s apparent with each signee. The rankings and ratings below come from Husker Online on Rivals.
Video: Scott Frost discusses the early signing day
Rahmir Johnson RB
Johnson is a 4-star running back from Oradell, New Jersey. Johnson show s a burst out of the backfield, but more importantly, he shows patience as a runner. That a lot of times is incredibly tough to teach a young back and if Johnson comes into Nebraska with that skill, he’s already got a leg up. Johnson carried the ball 211 times for 1,334 and 11 touchdowns in his senior season. Johnson comes in with a frame of 5-10 170 pounds so added some weight while keeping that quickness will be important. He may not make an impact immediately for Nebraska, but Johnson has the tools to be an excellent running back for Nebraska. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Luke McCaffery ATH
Yes, he is the son of former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffery and brother NFL star Christian McCaffery of the Carolina Panthers, but Luke is quite the ball player himself. McCaffery hails from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and he can play a variety of positions and is being looked at primarily at quarterback. In his senior season that is where he shined throwing for 2,202 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also can get the job done with his legs as he rushed for 526 yards and eight touchdowns. A dual-threat quarterback is important for this Husker offense and McCaffery fits the bill. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Jamie Nance WR
Jamie Nance is the lone receiver in the class as of right now, but there are a couple of ATH commits that might be moved to the wide receiver position, but for now, Nance is the only one right now in the class. The better name for his position would be “playmaker.” The 4-star recruit from Blanchard High School in Oklahoma, the 6-0 160 pounder did it all, catches the ball, runs it, and even kick returns. There are plays on his highlight film in which he just goes out and makes something happen. His numbers indicate that as well. In his senior season, he recorded 36 catches for 523 yards and nine touchdowns and running the ball he had 30 carries for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Ty Robinson DE
Ty Robinson is a 4-star defensive end who will more than likely see playing time right away for Nebraska. Nebraska beat out the likes of Alabama and Georgia to land Robinson. The standout defensive end stands 6-6 275 pounds and he dominates the line of scrimmage. He is fantastic in the run game, rushing the passer and his overall play recognition. In his senior year at Higley High School in Arizona, he had 74 tackles and 70 of them were solo. He also accumulated seven sacks this season. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Bryce Benhart OL
Talk about a big get, literally and metaphorically, 3-star offensive lineman Bryce Benhart from Lakeville, Minnesota. The offensive tackle stands at 6-9 300 pounds will really improve the offensive line. Benhart’s rankings have slipped a little, but with a frame like Benhart’s, teaching technique will be key for Nebraska. Standing at 6-9, playing low will be a key for Benhart especially at the D-1 level. In his highlights, sometimes he gets a little a little high in his blocking, but that will be worked on in Lincoln. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Nick Henrich LB
The Omaha native has a 4-star rating and he flies all over the field. The 6-3 210 pounder had 96 tackles for Omaha Burke and 50 of those were solo. Henrich shows the ability to play on the inside and also the outside. With him, it’s apparent that he is effective rushing the passer and also in both the run game and pass coverage. Having a linebacker that can do it all. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Quinton Newsome DB
The secondary for Nebraska was a major concern this past season and a player like Quinton Newsome will improve that group. Newsome has the ability to play both safety and corner. His rating is a 3-star but don’t let that deceive you. Newsome plays downhill and extremely fast. He is great in run support, but the way he closes on the ball when it’s in the air is something to marvel at. He has a great frame at 6-2 180 pounds. His numbers weren’t gaudy from his season with 39 tackles, the tape tells the tale. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
Wandale Robinson ATH
This player is one that will leave you speechless. Robinson plats a little bit of everything. He can line up at running back and wide receiver. He’s a 4-star rated athlete that can turn and burn anyone. His speed is unbelievable, which speed is key in Scott Frost’s offense. Robinson isn’t the biggest guy, but at 5-9 and 175 pounds and with the speed he has that shouldn’t be a huge issue. At Western Hills High School in Frankfurt, Kentucky he amassed over 10,454 yards on offense in his career. In his senior season, he had 1,973 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns. Catching the ball is now issue either as he snared 31 passes for 725 yards and 11 touchdowns. Click here to view his highlights on Hudl.
The remaining signees for today include:
Jackson Hannah, 4-star, LB, Nashville, TN
Mosai Newsom, 3-star, DE, Waverly, IA
Garrett Nelson, 3-Star, DE, Scottsbluff, NE
Chris Hickman, 3-star, TE, Omaha, NE
Matthew Anderson, 3-star, OL, Leesville, LA
Michael Lynn, 3-star, OL, Greenwood Village, CO
Ethan Piper, 3-star, OL, Norfolk, NE
Garrett Snodgrass, 3-star, ATH, York, NE
Myles Farmer, 3-star, DB, Atlanta, GA
Jimmy Fritzsche, 3-star, OL, Greenville SC
Jamin Graham, 3-star, DE, Attalla, GA
Javin Wright, 3-star, DB, Chandler, AZ
Brant Banks, 3-star, OL, Houston, TX
Ronald Thompkins, 3-star, RB, Loganville, GA
Darien Chase, 3-star, ATH, Vancouver, WA