The 2014 class of Nebraska Cornhuskers has signed on the dotted line, but as all good recruitniks know, the sometimes cruel addiction of peering into the future keeps you coming back for more. For Nebraska fans, an early peek at the 2015 class should bring wide grins. The commitments of cornerbacks Eric Lee and Avery Anderson, offensive tackle Christian Gaylord and running back Kendall Bussey has many fans ecstatic, and rightfully so.
Husker Nation has plenty to look forward to in terms of potential commitments coming down the pike. Let’s have a look at some possible additions to the class that’ll turn those grins into big ole smiles.
(All rankings according to the 247Sports Composite Index)
DE Carlos Davis – 6-foot-2, 260-pounds – Blue Springs, MO – No. 16 DE nationally; No. 4 player in MO
Davis visited during Nebraska’s most recent Junior Day that would eventually churn out the initial aforementioned commitments. It’s still necessary for Nebraska to hit defensive line recruiting strong as assuming there’s no attrition, four of the Huskers’ 12 scholarship defensive linemen will be seniors come the 2015 season.
DE Khalil Davis – 6-foot-2, 260-pounds – Blue Springs, MO – No. 28 DE nationally; No. 6 player in MO
The brother of Carlos, Nebraska is recruiting both Davis brothers at the defensive end position. However, if they continue to grow, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one move inside to tackle, if not both.
QB Kevin Dillman – 6-foot-4 220-pounds – Denton, TX – No. 202 player nationally; No. 7 dual-threat QB nationally; No. 30 player in TX
One of offensive coordinator Tim Beck‘s likely top targets at quarterback this class, it appears that the early battle here is between the Huskers and Michigan. As the quarterback depth chart battle between Tommy Armstrong, Jr. and Johnny Stanton unfolds, Beck can paint a better portrait of where Dillman can fit into the Big Red’s future plans.
Beck’s Texas connections are also a benefit here. Even if Lincoln isn’t the place for Dillman, the Huskers showed last cycle that they can bounce back from a few quarterback rejections.
OG Michael Decker – 6-foot-4, 280-pounds – Omaha, NE – Unranked
As close to a Husker lock as you can get, Decker likely won’t be heavily pursued by many schools due to being in Nebraska’s backyard and already holding an offer letter with a large scarlet N. Decker would be a quality get as Jake Cotton and Mike Moudy depart following the upcoming season.
OT Grant Schmidt – 6-foot-6, 275-pounds – Sioux Falls, SD – No. 195 player nationally; No. 23 OT; No. 1 player in SD
Schmidt attended the Huskers’ Junior Day but left without an offer. While he has the size to grow into a dominant tackle, his HUDL profile shows a 275-pound bench press and 450-pound squat. Those are solid numbers, but if he can improve them and show that he can dominate against lesser competition, don’t be shocked to see Nebraska extend an offer by the spring.