Nebraska coach Scott Frost likes the size, athletic ability and character of Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class — which still has a few spots to fill.
That was a key takeaway from Frost’s 30-minute chat with reporters on Wednesday evening about the 23 signees NU currently has in the class. Frost said Nebraska could get a few more over the next two days. One of those would almost surely be Garden City (Kan.) Community College running back Dedrick Mills, who has been committed for months but has yet to sign.
Overall impressions from Frost:
» Wandale Robinson is a "new toy" for the Husker offense, Frost said, and a player who ultimately followed his heart after originally committing to Kentucky. In a candid moment, Frost admitted he "gave up" on recruiting Robinson after the player picked UK, but receivers coach Troy Walters and running backs coach Ryan Held kept working on the recruit.
"I really like him as a young man," Frost said. "…We knew all along this is where his heart was."
» Offensive tackle Bryce Benhart is as physically big of a player as Frost has recruited — he’s 6-foot-8, 305 pounds — and the offensive and defensive lines in general needed to get bigger.
Frost said offensive line coach Greg Austin fought hard to sign four offensive linemen, including signing day commit Jimmy Fritzsche.
"If you were only in our meetings," Frost joked. "You only have so many spots in recruiting ... I think Greg would sign 31 offensive linemen if he could. I limited him a little bit — made sure we were getting the right kind of kid, the kid we all agreed could be the type of player and person we wanted."
Frost said Greenwood Village (Colo.) Cherry Creek lineman Michael Lynn has the maturity "of a 29-year-old."
» Frost credited the work of inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud for his work recruiting and landing five prospects from Nebraska.
"I thought it was a good year in Nebraska talent-wise," Frost said.
» Nebraska’s coaching staff still has credibility in Florida and Georgia, Frost said, and the players in Georgia were more attuned to NU’s message.
» On defensive end Ty Robinson, Frost said he and the player had a few things in common. Robinson’s family was from O’Neill and Frost went to elementary school there for two years. Frost credited defensive line coach Mike Dawson for his dogged recruiting of Robinson.
» Quarterback Luke McCaffrey is a good fit for Nebraska’s offense, Frost said, and was among a small group of quarterbacks NU targeted.
"Love his athletic ability, love his mentality, he throws it really well, too," Frost said. "I think that improved