The first day of the early signing period is in the books, and by all accounts, the Nebraska football team had a very good day. That's despite the fact that they lost out on two recruits they were hoping would pull the trigger for the Huskers on December 19. Lloyd Summerall had the Cornhuskers in his final three, but he eventually picked the Florida Gators. Dru Mathis was another late target for Scott Frost and company, but he ended up picking the Oregon Ducks. Despite those losses, there are players, like Tavian Mayo, that the Huskers still have a shot with.

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Nebraska football to put on full court press?

Mayo didn't sign with the Huskers, but he didn't sign with anyone else on Wednesday, either. The defensive back, out of Leesburg, Georgia, has had an offer from Frost and company for a while now. It appears that Nebraska has fallen behind the West Virginia Mountaineers on Mayo's list.

During his post-signing day press conference, Frost made it clear they are looking to add some more players before the 2019 class is entirely wrapped up.

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There are still two commits, in Desmond Bland and Dedrick Mills, who haven't signed just yet. Should they follow through and do that, the Huskers will have 25 in the class. Frost has said he's willing to go up to around 30. Tavian Mayo could be part of that 30.

Tavian Mayo taking his time

Nebraska hosted Mayo in October, and by all accounts, he liked his visit to Memorial Stadium. He took an official visit to West Virginia after that.

Four days after he took that visit, he told the Omaha World Herald's Sam McKewon that he wouldn't be signing with anyone today. He followed through on that promise and is still a free agent for now. It's clear the Mountaineers made an impression on him. I don't think he had a great impression, though, and I am hoping that Mayo decides to sign with Nebraska.

The Husker coaches have a good track record when it comes to recruiting in Georgia.

That's thanks to the work that Sean Beckton has done. It's no coincidence that Beckton is one of the recruiters that has been talking to Tavian Mayo the most during the last year. With two more months to really convince the three-star prospect that Lincoln should be his home, the Nebraska football staff will have to prove that they have a great ability to close the deal.

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