The Nebraska basketball team has a number of tools at its disposal when it comes to recruiting. One of those tools is that Tim Miles and company can have a recruit come check out the campus and also get a look at Memorial stadium. Now the Husker football field is never a place where someone like Tyrese Haliburton is going to play but it's a neat way to show potential basketball players the level of commitment Cornhusker fans can have for their program.

Such was the case when Haliburton, a guard out of Wisconsin visited the campus over the Labor day weekend. Haliburton had already been considering the Huskers one of his top schools, according to recruiting experts, but it's possible the most recent visit helped close the deal, when he finally commits.

Haliburton shows Nebraska basketball some love

When the guard came to Lincoln, he clearly enjoyed his visit. The 3-star player posted a picture of himself and Tim Miles standing in Memorial Stadium, likely before the game kicked off. This shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Nebraska basketball team is using the stadium as a pretty neat recruiting tool. With the basketball season still months away, it can be hard to have a kid come into Lincoln without all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the team closer to the season.

Showing that the school has a massive following is one way to try and get players like Haliburton to see what having thousands of fans cheering for you is all about.

Rivals reports that the football stadium was a pretty good sell, but the university as a whole had plenty to offer the basketball recruit. “That new business center was just crazy,” Haliburton said at one point during a post visit interview with HuskersIllustrated.

He added that the Cornhuskers had definitely moved up his list of schools.

He also said he didn't know much about them before he had come to Lincoln, but the school has his attention now.

Nebraska has some stiff competition

If the Huskers are going to get Tyrese Haliburton to commit to the school, they are going to have to overcome some pretty stiff competition in the recruiting wars.

While it doesn't appear the Wisconsin Badgers are going after the 2018 recruit right now, Iowa State and Cincinnati are both hot after the 6-6 guard. Both of those schools likely have a bit of an edge over the Nebraska basketball team thanks to recent and historical success. The Husker coaches will have to hope Tyrese Haliburton's recent visit can outrank those.

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