The Nebraska football team is putting all its eggs in the recruiting basket for the foreseeable future. The only positive in not making a bowl game is that Scott Frost and company can make sure they are focusing on building for the future. One of the players that would be a major building block for that future would be Ty Robinson. Robinson, a defensive lineman from Arizona, is being pursued by some of the best football programs in the country. Despite the stiff competition, the Huskers appear to be in the lead. That's the good news. The bad news is the Cornhuskers aren't going to know where he's decided to play college ball for another couple of weeks.

Reports surfaced on Friday afternoon (November 30), that Robinson will not be naming his school until he's ready to sign his letter of intent.

Nebraska football waiting with bated breath

December 19 is now the red-letter date for the Huskers. That is the day they will find out if Ty Robinson has been or will be won over by the coaching staff. The good news here is that the defensive lineman is going to be signing during the early period rather than waiting until the February signing day. The even better news is that the day is just over three weeks away. It is still likely going to feel like an eternity for fans who are hoping the school can learn another very talented defensive player.

Ty Robinson is a much-needed asset

One of the reasons Nebraska football fans are wanting to land Robinson so bad is because the team has shown, over and over again, that it needs some help on the defensive line.

It doesn't really matter what kind of help the team is talking about. The Huskers weren't able to rush the quarterback consistently without the aid of a blitz. They also weren't really able to stop the run. It appears Erik Chinander is going to have to rebuild the entire defense from the ground up. Nabbing someone like Robinson would go a long way towards doing that.

The Huskers are just one of the Power 5 schools that are going after the defensive lineman. Alabama, Oregon, and USC are just a few of the schools that have given him an official scholarship. While 247Sports states that Robinson will end up in Lincoln, the Huskers have already felt the sting of losing out on a player they thought they were going to win over.

Of course, the Nebraska football team has rejoined the race for Wandale Robinson, even though he's committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. The upside of the contest for Ty Robinson is that once he commits, he'll be signing as well, so the coaching staff can either celebrate or move on right away.