Nebraska’s recruiting for the class of 2021 has been good, which is the opposite of what’s happened on the field, which has been mostly bad in a 2-5 season, their fourth in a row with a losing record. 

But as 3-star defensive lineman Jailen Weaver signed his letter of intent with the Cornhuskers on the first day of the Early Signing Period, Nebraska could boast that all 19 of their verbal commitments signed their letters within the first four hours of the first period. 

Nate Clouse, recruiting analyst for Husker Online, summed it up well when he wrote: “Pretty impressive work,” in a tweet announcing the Weaver signing. 

The Cornhuskers are 11-20 in head coach Scott Frost’s first three seasons, but in 2021 they signed the league’s seventh best class and 23rd ranked group nationally. If recruiting efforts start showing up on the field, Nebraska might be back in this thing.