LINCOLN — Nebraska football and new coach Scott Frost have set an aggressive satellite camp plan for June.
An NU football spokesman confirmed there would be one or more Husker coaches working 12 camps on seven different days in June. Most of the camps are tied to Nebraska’s apparel sponsor, Adidas, but there are a few new camps on the board for NU coaches to work and scout current and future prospects.
The Huskers will return to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, as part of a June 2 mega-camp for prospects in the area. Last year, Nebraska had a more exclusive partnership with Lindenwood and many prospects — including several blue-chippers from Trinity Catholic High School — to itself. This year, Nebraska will be a part of large camps worked by Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas coaches, among others.
Nebraska will be more aggressive in Texas, too, working three camps in the state at Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Commerce and Sam Houston State. A&M-Commerce is north of Dallas while SHSU is north of Houston.
The satellite camp tour concludes June 23 with a stop at South Florida, which signed an apparel deal with Adidas in December. In total, the Huskers will work satellite camps in Florida at USF on June 23 and the Florida Atlantic and Florida International camps June 7.
The full schedule:
Texas A&M (Adidas)
Sam Houston State
Kennesaw (Georgia) State (Adidas)
Florida Atlantic (Adidas)
Florida International (Adidas)
Azusa (California) Pacific
USC Rising Stars Camp
Arizona State (Adidas)
Kansas Junior College Camp (Adidas)
South Florida (Adidas)
The son of a Blackshirt, three-star corner Javin Wright calls Nebraska his ‘dream school’
This is about as good as it gets for three-star corner Javin Wright.
The son of 1990s Blackshirt Toby Wright has eight scholarship offers, but the one that made the biggest impression was his most recent offer, which he received last Friday from Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander.
“Nebraska is my dream school,” Wright told The World-Herald. “I was speechless when I got the offer. It was amazing.”
Chinander told Wright they like his size — 6-foot-3, 195-pounds — and want him to become a safety in the future. Wright plays corner for Hamilton High School in Chandler High School and ranks No. 104 at that position in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite, and is No. 18 in his state.
Wright said he grew up with Nebraska football because of his father.
“I grew up idolizing my father and the Blackshirts,” Wright said.
Which is why he and his dad want to make the trip north to Lincoln at some point in the next few months, though they haven’t planned it out yet. He and his dad will make trips to a few schools this summer, he said.
Though that connection with Nebraska is strong, Wright said he wants to take his time before committing anywhere, even waiting until after his senior football season.
Wright said UCLA, Arizona State and Louisville are the three schools recruiting him hardest, but Nebraska is definitely making an impression.
“I knew that the Nebraska fans were crazy, but I didn’t know it was this crazy,” he said.
Former Nebraska football player chases off a would-be robber
A would-be robber got a taste of Husker grit when he tried to rob former Nebraska receiver Lance Brown outside Brown’s Omaha business.
About 9:30 a.m. Monday, Brown, 43, was sitting in his car outside NebraskaLand Recycling near 39th and D Streets when a man approached him. The man, who was dressed in black pants and a green sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight around his face, opened the driver’s door and pointed a handgun at Brown’s face and demanded money.
“I’m not an expert on guns by any means, but I didn’t think the gun looked real,” Brown said in a phone interview Tuesday. “It was more of a startled reaction, but I went at him and he started backing up. He ran for his car and I ran after him. But he was faster.”
The man got in a 2004 Buick LeSabre that was in a parking lot and drove south on 39th Street. Brown, who played wingback at Nebraska from 1994 through 1998, was able to get the Buick’s license plate number. Police said the car was stolen.
In hindsight, Brown said, it probably wasn’t a good idea to chase the man. His actions, though, seemed to confuse and scare the guy.
“Once I went toward him and he wasn’t aggressive it was more like I was just chasing him to get him out of there,” Brown said. “I just wanted him off my property. If I had caught him, I wouldn’t have wanted to test whether that gun was real or not.”