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RECRUITING

The 2008 class
The "R" and "S" numbers are the player's ranking at his position by Rivals.com and Scout.com on Feb. 7, 2008. Committed players are listed in reverse order of commitment date; click column headers to sort by category. Click on player's name for Huskers.com profile. Strikeout text indicates a decommitment. Team rankings: Rivals | Scout
NAME COVERAGE POS. HT. WT. CITY ST  SCHOOL LTR R S
Marlowe, Tim 1 ATH 5-10 165 Youngstown OH Cardinal Mooney 4 NR NR
Wald, Mason 1, 2, 3 S 5-11 195 Birmingham AL Vestavia Hills 1 NR NR
Rogers, Justin 1 RB 5-11 180 Birmingham AL Vestavia Hills   42 98
Smith, P.J. 1, 2, 3 S 6-02 205 River Ridge LA John Curtis Christian 4 45 55
Cooper, Khiry 1, 2 WR 6-02 175 Shreveport LA Calvary Academy 3 NR 102
Ward, Lester 1, 2 RB 6-03 186 Brenham TX Brenham 1 NR 171
Dennard, Alfonzo 1, 2, 3 CB 5-10 185 Rochelle GA Wilcox County 4 25 80
Bell, Antonio 1, 2, 3 WR 6-02 177 Daytona Beach FL Mainland 3 NR 111
Osborne, Courtney 1, 2 ATH 6-02 170 Garland TX South Garland 4 NR 210
Osborne, Steven 1, 2 WR 6-04 182 Garland TX South Garland 2 NR 236
Whaley, Alonzo 1, 2 OLB 6-00 213 Madisonville TX Madisonville 3 61 50
Williams, Josh 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 DE 6-04 220 Denton TX Ryan 2 12 20
Grant, David 1, 2, 3 OT 6-06 278 Killeen TX Killeen   53 84
Spano, Kody 1, 2 QB 6-02 202 Stephenville TX Stephenville   09 48
Toailoa, Quentin 1, 2, 3 DT 6-05 275 Redlands CA East Valley H.S.   74 43
Cotton, Ben 1, 2 TE 6-06 217 Ames IA Ames 4 25 21
Kreikemeier, Micah 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 OLB 6-04 215 West Point NE W. Point Central Catholic 1 NR NR
Thompson, Brandon 1 OT 6-06 280 The Woodlands TX The Woodlands 3 80 49
Reed, Kyler 1, 2 LB-TE 6-03 204 Overland Park KS St. Thomas Aquinas 4 68 18
Meredith, Cameron 1 DE 6-04 222 Santa Ana CA Mater Dei 4 13 49
Compton, Will 1, 2, 3 LB 6-02 214 Bonne Terre MO North County 4 34 13
Henry, Ricky 1, 2 OL 6-04 300 Omaha NE N.D. State Col. of Science 2 JC JC
Hetzer, Tyson ^ 1, 2 TE 6-07 265 Redding CA Citrus C.C.   JC JC
Levorson, John 1, 2 WR-S 6-03 185 Crete NE Crete   87 119
Fisher, Sean 1, 2 LB 6-05 210 Omaha NE Millard North 3 41 17
Whitmore, David 1, 2, 3 CB 6-02 190 Port Arthur TX Memorial   21 45
Okafor, Collins 1, 2, 3 RB 6-01 205 Omaha NE Westside 1 27 48
Steinkuhler, Baker § # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OL 6-06 275 Lincoln NE Southwest 4 02 02

Decommitments
NAME COVERAGE POS. HT. WT. CITY ST  SCHOOL R S
Brown, Eddie 1, 2, 3 DT 6-02 266 Waller TX Waller 60 30
Gabbert, Blaine § 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 QB 6-05 229 Ballwin MO Parkway West 01 07
Givens, Bryce § 1, 2 OT 6-06 265 Denver CO Mullen 12 12
Gray, Jonas § 1, 2, 3 RB 5-10 213 Pontiac MI Country Day 04 21
Harper, Eric 1, 2, 3, 4 LB 6-04½ 220 Marrero LA Ehret 18 22
Hilburn, Adrian ^ 1, 2 WR 6-02 195 Tyler TX C.C. of San Francisco JC JC
Hoch, Dan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 OL 6-07 285 Harlan IA Harlan 18 17
Johnson, Keelan 1, 2 S 6-00 195 Mesa AZ Mesa NR 97
Kuli, Simi ^ 1, 2 DE 6-04 270 Hawthorne CA El Camino C.C. JC JC
Mohler, Shaun ^ 1, 2, 3, 4 LB 6-03 225 Newport Beach CA Orange Coast C.C. JC JC
Parish, Darius 1, 2 DT 6-03 325 Wichita KS North 58 57
Reiff, Riley 1 DE 6-06 235 Parkston SD Parkston 25 70
Rippy, Doug 1, 2 LB 6-02 218 Columbus OH McKinley 59 16
Robinson, Trevor § 1, 1, 3 OL 6-05 300 Elkhorn NE Elkhorn 01 06
Woods, D.J. 1, 2, 3 WR 6-00 169 Strongsville OH Strongsville 57 66

 

§ Listed in Rivals 100  |  ^ Listed in Rivals JUCO Top 100  |  #Parade All-American and national lineman of the year
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Signing coverage
It's all about the team, not individuals, as the 2008 recruiting class is unveiled:

Pelini (1, 2, 3), Capsules (1, 2, 3), Walk-ons (1, 2, 3, 4), Rankings,
Players (Steinkuhler, Fisher, Marlowe, Dennard, Williams, Grant, Wald, Went, Holt),
Video (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Commentary (Sipple, Douglass, York, Big Red Wrap-up)
Audio, Misc. (1, 2), Follow-up (1, 2, 3, 4)


 
CLASS SCORECARD
61 letters earned by 21 of 28 recruits
All-conference (2): Henry, Dennard
Notable walk-ons: Brett Maher, P/PK, All-Big Ten;
Justin Jackson, C, one-year starter;
   Graham Stoddard and Jase Dean, 4-year lettermen