2021 Articles

Stryker: A rising running game lifts all Husker boats

2/20/21 | Tad Stryker
The rising frustration and widening divide among Nebraska football fans is real. My inbox is evidence that three consecutive losing seasons under favorite son Scott Frost are reopening fault lines that have plagued the program for two decades. Frost returned in December 2017 to near-unanimous support, which has quickly eroded. I’ve been hearing regularly from someone I’ll call Frost Is…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 DB Class

2/11/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska signed a very promising defensive back class in 2020. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and other factors caused three of the four members of that group to enter the transfer portal before the 2020 season had ended. Thankfully, the NCAA's eligibility freeze will essentially give Nebraska a mulligan in their efforts to build that room. Seniors Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke decided…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 LB Class

2/10/21 | Jeremy Pernell
I wrote of Nebraska's difficulties bringing in outside linebacker talent in my recap of the early signing period. You can find that write-up here if you missed it. Despite that, the staff was able to sign an impressive quartet of linebackers. There is position flexibility with each of them, however they were all initially recruited to play on the inside.…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 D-Line Class

2/9/21 | Jeremy Pernell
The rebuilding of the defensive line is going to benefit a lot from the eligibility freeze. With Ben Stille opting to return for a sixth year, every major contributor along the D-line will be returning in 2021. This gives promising youngsters Ty Robinson, Casey Rogers, Nash Hutmacher and Mosai Newsom an additional year of development without counting against their eligibility.…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 O-Line Class

2/8/21 | Jeremy Pernell
After several impressive offensive line hauls by Greg Austin, you're starting to see some of the younger pieces take over prominent roles. Cam Jurgens, Bryce Benhart, Turner Corcoran and Ethan Piper are underclassmen expected to be fixtures for years to come. That allows Austin to continue stacking players behind them with time to develop. Elkhorn South's Teddy Prochazka was the…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 TE Class

2/7/21 | Jeremy Pernell
One of the goals of this recruiting class was to replenish a tight end room that is graduating Jack Stoll and is full of upperclassmen. The Huskers did not sign a tight end in the 2020 class and the lone tight end they signed in the 2019 class (Chris Hickman) made the transition to wide receiver last season. The Huskers…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 WR Class

2/6/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska continues to try and build up their wide receiver room. I covered how difficult that process has been for Frost in my recap of the early signing period, if you'd like to review that. Now you lose Wan'Dale Robinson, which is a body blow of massive proportions on so many levels. Yet, the staff keeps plugging away valiantly. They…

Pernell: 2021 Class RB Gabe Ervin

2/5/21 | Jeremy Pernell
For the first time under Scott Frost, the Huskers only took one running back in the class. Gabe Ervin Jr. enrolled early at Nebraska and will throw his hat into the ring to replace Dedrick Mills this fall. Ervin played for Buford High School, a powerhouse program in Georgia. The Wolves, who moved up to Georgia’s largest classification this season,…

2021 post-signing day Scott Frost presser

2/4/21 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost met with reporters Thursday to discuss the Huskers' recruiting class and the outlook heading into spring ball. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion Coverage HuskerOnline | Frost excited for 2022 class Hail Varsity | Frost on Adding a Transfer Quarterback, Getting Omar Manning Healthy and More Omaha World-Herald | Frost talks recruiting, QBs,…

Pernell: 2021 Class QB Heinrich Haarberg

2/4/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Heinrich Haarberg wasn't atop the Husker QB board for most of the 2021 cycle. That honor fell on a pair of four-stars, Dematrius Davis and Peter Costelli. Nebraska had their class of 2020 quarterback, Logan Smothers, committed back in July of 2018, giving Verduzco plenty of time to identify targets for 2021. Davis and Costelli were the proverbial cream that…

Pernell: N2FL Ranks the Husker Signees

2/3/21 | Jeremy Pernell
With only one winning season in the last six years, Nebraska football is currently mired in a level of futility not experienced in sixty years. Despite that, Scott Frost has the program recruiting at a consistent level not seen in over two decades. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, the Huskers' 2021 recruiting haul ranks as the nation's No. 20…

Pernell: N2FL’s Top 40 Recruiting Classes of 2021

2/3/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Top 40 Recruiting Classes 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson 4. Georgia 5. Oregon 6. LSU 7. Texas A&M 8. USC 9. Michigan 10. Florida 11. Oklahoma 12. Miami (Fla.) 13. Notre Dame 14. North Carolina 15. Tennessee 16. Wisconsin 17. Texas 18. Mississippi 19. Penn State 20. Nebraska 21. Maryland 22. Florida State 23. Iowa 24. Mississippi State…

Stryker: Entering year 4, time for Frost to conduct the orchestra

1/23/21 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost came back to Nebraska fresh off his 2017 national Coach of the Year season at UCF, which in retrospect, raised expectations in Lincoln higher than it should have. Cornhusker fans who thought they were getting someone ready to transform the team into a contender in a couple of seasons (I was one of those people) quickly learned their…