The Nebraska football team's early returns on recruiting the 2020 class look good The Huskers don't have a lot of commits for the current class, just yet, but while they haven't reeled in an overwhelming number of players, the ones that have pulled the trigger have been really, really good.

The players that have committed to the Huskers have been so good. If you look at the team recruiting rankings by average rating scores, you will see a team that is inside the top 15 in for both Rivals and 247 Sports.

In fact, going by average ratings, Nebraska is inside the top five in the country, according to 247 Sports.

While it's going to be hard to continue to stay that high through February, it does illustrate that Scott Frost and company are off to a good start for 2020.

2020 class looking good

Since the former UCF coaching staff arrived in Lincoln, they've made it clear that they understand recruiting is very important. That showed in the way they finished up the abbreviated 2018 class. It was underlined by the fact that they managed to finish inside the top 25 in most recruiting service rankings last year and inside the top 20 in at least one.

This season, the total rankings aren't looking all that great, thanks to only having three commits. Nebraska is No. 32 according to 247 Sports and No. 28 according to Rivals.

When you consider that Alabama already has 14 commits and Clemson has 11, you start to realize why the Huskers are so far down the list.

Schools that aren't normally recruiting juggernauts, like Iowa and Minnesota, are both in the top 25 because they have nine and eight commits already. Of course, Minnesota has eight three-star players and not a single four-star prospect.

The Huskers, with a 247 Sports average of 93.04, are behind just Clemson, Georgia, and LSU. They are ahead of teams like Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Alabama. On Rivals, Nebraska is ranked No. 13, based on average ratings. That number also places them above the Crimson Tide and the Sooners.

Nebraska recruiting wins come in bunches

The good news for Husker fans is that if recent history is to be believed, Frost and company are about to really start racking up the commits. Last year, the coaching staff saw a lot of commits sign in spring.

Zavier Betts was the first 2020 prospect to announce he was committing to Nebraska since July 2018. Alabama-based quarterback Logan Smothers was the first of the class. Betts announced on April 3. Just 10 days later, Kansas offensive tackle Turner Corcoran pulled the trigger.

Reports around Nebraska football recruiting is that the Spring Game impressed quite a few of the players that were in attendance and watching. The rest of this month and next could be huge for a program looking to get back to being feared on the field and in recruits' homes.