The Nebraska football team has had an incredible run over the last month when it comes to recruiting. While there was a period of time, not that long ago where it appeared recruiting efforts had stalled, the school is now ranked 8th on two of the major recruiting services lists. Both Rivals and 247 sports have the Huskers moving up to the 8th spot after Sunday’s commitment of wide receiver Cameron Brown. The ranking continues to show a remarkable improvement in Nebraska’s results on the recruiting front in the last few years especially this early in the cycle.

Adding on

Brown announced his commitment to the Huskers on Sunday, just a few hours after teasing on Twitter he had nailed down his final school.

The three-star receiver joins a class that has to be considered one of, if not the best wide receiver class the school has ever hauled in. That statement applies even in comparison to last year’s WR recruiting class which likely took that title when National Signing Day rolled around this past February.

If the Nebraska Football Team can hold onto all the wide receivers they’ve brought in so far, and continue to add on, it may very well be one of the best receiver classes any Big Ten school has harvested since the Huskers joined the conference. The only real question for the football team now, other than “can you hold onto all these receivers?” is “is there room for more?” Perhaps that should be phrased “is there room for Moore?”

Joshua Moore is the 13th best receiver in the 2018 class according to 247 Sports and is considered a target the Huskers might be able to haul in.

Another pressing question now is whether Nebraska took Cameron because they felt like Moore was sliding off the radar, or whether they’re just going to continue to stockpile.

Some of the players coming in as possible WRs can play other positions, such as Chase Williams who some have said might be headed to the defensive backfield once he hits Lincoln.

It’s possible the staff is taking a page from the Tom Osborne playbook. That playbook, during the Huskers’ heyday brought in as much talent as possible and found positions for the talent later.

Big Ten getting better at bringing in talent

While Cornhusker fans have got to be happy about their team’s 8th place ranking, it appears to be somewhat of a necessity.

Nebraska is the third team from the Big Ten in the Top Ten for the 2018 class. Penn State is ranked 3rd and Ohio State is ranked 4th on 247 Sports.

The Huskers are just above Northwestern, who comes in ranked 10th, Minnesota at number 11 and Michigan at 13. Wisconsin rounds out the seven Big Ten teams currently in the Top 25 as they are ranked 20th in the country.

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