Sometimes, fans and atmosphere can sell a school more than the coaching staff. Though Scott Frost and company have enjoyed plenty of success on the recruiting front since arriving in Lincoln, the head coach admits Nebraska fans have made his job a little bit easier.
Frost joined Sports Nightly on KLIN on Wednesday to talk about Nebraska’s latest recruiting class, which ranks 20th nationally and fourth in the B1G. The Huskers have recruited really well over the last two seasons, despite posting just nine wins on the field.
That’s where, Frost says, fan support comes into play.
“I want to give a lot of credit to Nebraska fans and the people of this state because that makes an enormous difference in recruiting for us,” Frost said, according to Hail Varsity. “When people see the support of fans, when they get follows and likes on Twitter and when they see the stadium full every week. A lot of credit has to go to Nebraska fans.
“We’re going to recruit well every year at Nebraska is because of what Nebraska is and what Nebraska has to offer. … But we don’t want to be about winning signing day, we want to be about winning games. We’re starting to get the type of players in the program that hopefully we’ll be able to do that.”
Nebraska finished the 2018 season with a 4-8 record, Frost’s first season with the Huskers. Last fall, they fell one win short of bowl eligibility with a 5-7 mark. But now that Frost has been able to land strong recruiting classes in consecutive years, paired with the talent that returns, there’s hope the program can return to the postseason in the 2020 season.
Nebraska’s 2020 class is one that received commitments from nine four-star talents, per 247Sports’ Composite rankings. Last year’s class ranked 18th nationally and fourth in the B1G, landing seven four-star prospects.