Nebraska may be three-quarters of the way full with commitments in the class of 2015. Over the past two weeks the Huskers hosted a number of 2015 and 2016 recruits. It's time to start talking about how this class could end up.
BigRedReport.com is going to take a look at the 2015 class and the remaining prospects to pay attention to at every position. Behind the position is the projected number of players Nebraska is expected to take at the spot.
Running back: (1)
Committed: Kendall Bussey, Isidore Newman HS (LA)
First in line: Make no mistake about it - Bussey is the coaching staff's guy. A speedster who can lower his shoulder, BRR sources have compared his style to one of Ameer Abdullah's.
As a junior, he ran for 974 yards on just 79 attempts, finding the end zone 18 times.
Who could follow: The Huskers made a promise to Bussey, if he committed they wouldn't recruit another running back. So far they have stuck to their word. A few Scout.com projected running backs have received offers, but were for positions elsewhere. At this point the Louisiana native appears to be 100 percent, despite constant rumors of possible visits down the road. He did visit TCU a few weeks ago, but the visit seemed to be more because family was in the area than anything.
The running back position is one where it seems like good players come available late in the game. Nebraska didn't get a verbal from freshman Mikale Wilbon until late January earlier this year. Junior Imani Cross was the same way in 2012. If for some reason the Huskers felt Bussey was going elsewhere later in the process, I think the staff with their track record would be able to find a decent replacement.
Kendall Bussey interview with Scout.com in late May:
Looking to next year: The Huskers have made at least five known offers at the running back position for 2016, four of which are to four-star prospects.
The Huskers best chances to land one of their early big fish would likely come with Louisiana prepster Devin White. The North Webster high school prospect visited Nebraska in early June for five days and left Lincoln with a positive experience. Most recruiting analysts feels White is destined for LSU or Alabama, but he recently squashed the notion in an interview with Scout.com that he will consider all schools.
"Most running backs that are from Louisiana that get those big offers that is where they end up, but me I want to see other things," said White. His highlights are offered below.
The Huskers have also offered Tavien Feaster (No. 2 RB in the country for 2016), Robert Wasahington (No. 10 RB in the country for 2016), Miles Sanders (No. 12 RB in the country for 2016), and Trayveon Williams.