The Nebraska football team is running out of time to shore up its 2019 recruiting class. The game against Michigan State, on Saturday, was supposed to be a big stage to show several high profile prospects what the Cornhuskers' program is all about. Not only is it the last home game of the year, but Saturday is Senior Day. That means there's going to be plenty of pomp and circumstance surrounding what could be the most important game of Scott Frost's young regime. The Huskers have been talking quite a bit about how much better they are than they were at the beginning of the season.

While they've passed the eye test, they also haven't beaten a team with a winning record yet this season. The Spartans are going to be a big test. The 11:00 AM kickoff has thrown a monkey wrench into the plans to show those big-time recruits all that Memorial stadium has to offer.

Nebraska football dealing with cancellations

The 11:00 AM kickoff is simply too early for a lot of the high school recruits to get to Lincoln. Some of them are playing their own playoff games on Friday night (November 16). Others can't leave Friday, earlier, because of school. Whatever the reason, the Huskers have had to play a logistics game due to yet another early kick time. Corn Nation has a list put together of the players who had been planning to come down to Lincoln and who likely won't now.

Zay Flowers and Josh Sanguinetti were expected and it appears they are all not coming until later in the year.

The rescheduling is especially damaging for the Nebraska football team when it comes to players like Jalen Cropper and Brandon Turnage.

Cropper is picking between the Huskers and Utah. This game could have been the clincher. Turnage is a commit to Alabama who is apparently looking around. Having him watch the Cornhuskers beat Michigan State could have gone a long way.

Still some players on the way

One piece of good news is that the recruiting weekend hasn't been completely wiped out.

There are a number of prospects who will indeed still be making the trip. Ty Robinson and Lloyd Summerall were originally expected to have to miss the game. The most recent reports say they will be in Lincoln after all. 2021 prospect Travion Ford will be there too. There will also be several JUCO prospects checking out the contest. Markqueese Bell, a safety from Coffeyville C.C., will be in town. So will Dru Mathis and running back commit Dedrick Mills. Mills is finally taking his official visit. The long and the short of it is that this weekend can still be a good one for the Nebraska football team. It could have been a bit better had the game had a 2:30 kick instead.