Frost visits quarterback Wilson, visit in the works
Terry Wilson and Scott Frost have history.
Wilson, once a touted prep quarterback from Oklahoma City and now a coveted junior-college transfer at Garden City (Kansas) Community College, was recruited to Oregon by Frost in 2015.
Wilson also knows about Nebraska, of course. After all, he was verbally committed to play here before he flipped to the Ducks.
Frost eventually left to take the UCF job before Wilson arrived on campus, but that’s not stopping a reunion now. The new Husker head coach visited Wilson at the community college on Wednesday, Garden City head coach Jeff Sims confirmed.
Wilson was with UO when the Ducks visited Memorial Stadium in 2016, but he wound up redshirting and transferred to Garden City. Now, he’s a nationally coveted prospect with three years of eligibility remaining.
With decision time coming fast -- Wilson is expected to enroll in January and a recruiting dead period begins Dec. 18 -- Wilson is set to return to Lincoln for an official visit. The visit was originally set for this weekend, but Sims told the Journal Star that the date has shifted a bit and is currently slated for early next week.
“What I will tell you is he will visit Nebraska between today and next Sunday. For sure,” Sims said Wednesday night. “I just know that it’s a moving target.”
Sims said Wilson’s decision is likely down to either NU or a school that asked not to be publicized and that Wilson had canceled a trip to Kentucky.
Of Nebraska’s chances, Sims said, “If I answer this honestly, I think the answer is that if Scott Frost isn’t the head coach at Nebraska, there’s no chance Terry Wilson goes to Nebraska. But because Scott Frost is the head coach at the University of Nebraska, Nebraska’s a finalist.”
Here’s a look at other Husker recruiting updates from Wednesday.
*** The Huskers continued to mine the junior college ranks for talent on Wednesday, offering City College of San Francisco defensive end Jordan Allen a scholarship.
That’s about nine juco offers in the first four days for the new Husker staff, a marked difference from Mike Riley’s tenure. In his three years, the Huskers didn’t take a single juco player.
*** Four-star athlete Bryan Addison said Wednesday that he will be announcing his commitment on Dec. 10.
Addison, from Junipero Serra High in Gardena, California, indicated he is choosing between Nebraska, Georgia, UCLA, Arizona State and Michigan.
Addison’s primary recruiter at Nebraska was Donte Williams, who is no longer on staff. Addison hasn’t publicized any contact with the new coaching staff. He took official visits to NU and Michigan in September and has since visited Arizona State and Washington. He’s slated to visit UCLA one day before he announces his commitment.
*** NU running backs coach Ryan Held has been on a traveling tear in recent days, visiting recruits from Florida to Arizona. On Wednesday morning, he was in Independence, Missouri, to see defensive end prospect Daniel Carson. Carson is a three-star prospect and was originally offered by the previous coaching staff.
*** Nebraska outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt tweeted Tuesday night, “Can’t wait to see what some of the boys from the #954 can do in the B1G!!!!,” referring to Broward County, Florida, which includes Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding cities.
He clearly liked what he found at Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida. Nebraska has offered scholarships to at least four Class of 2019 players -- defensive backs James Williams, four-star Tennessee verbal commit Te’cory Couch, four-star Kentucky verbal commit Keontra Smith, and three-star defensive end Cameron Williams, who is verbally committed to Florida.
While the majority of NU’s offers this week have gone to 2018 kids, the Huskers have also found a handful of 2019 kids that they like enough to offer right away.
*** The Huskers offered a consensus four-star wide receiver on the Florida Panhandle in Escambia High’s Jacob Copeland. Copeland was at one time committed to Florida, but backed off that pledge last month.