first_imgFlag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Logan Smothers got out in front of his recruiting cycle. The 2020 quarterback committed to Nebraska last July, months before his junior season.In the process, Smothers became the w to join Scott Frost’s third class, the second in which he’ll have the full year recruiting cycle. Quarterbacks often set the tone for their recruiting classes.Early commitments don’t always hold, of course. Bigger offers can roll in, staff shakeup can impact things, and a ton of other variables are at play with any recruit.Still, through an entire season, Smothers hasn’t wavered.It doesn’t sound like he has solid plans to explore other options either.Big programs like Alabama and Ohio State have tried to get Logan Smothers to their campuses, but he’s remained firm to Nebraska.Smothers, an Alabama native, was set to check out Alabama for the Iron Bowl, but stayed home sick. He did see the Egg Bowl, but it doesn’t sound like the trip to Oxford was enough to get Ole Miss heavily involved.From the Omaha World-Herald:“You name a school — SEC, ACC,” said Shane Smothers, Logan’s father. “Every Saturday we could have been at a game. But he turned down every invite. The thing is he’s not really giving anybody the opportunity to flip him because he’s just not going to campus anywhere.”[…]“We’ve had some schools come in, and I’ve talked to a couple,” Smothers said. “But I was all-in on Nebraska then and I’m all-in on them now, so there wasn’t really much talking for me. They just wanted to say if I didn’t go to Nebraska, they wanted to get me on campus.”This fall, Nebraska started identifying and recruiting 2021 quarterback prospects, but still has not offered any other 2020 signal callers.That shows serious faith in both Smothers’ abilities as a player, and his commitment to the program.247Sports has the Alabama native ranked as a three-star player, and No. 499 in the country. He is the No. 13 dual-threat QB and the No. 25 player in Alabama.It stands to reason that those rankings might all be a bit higher if he played the game a bit more this deep into his recruitment. Instead, he seems quite happy to have wrapped things up a year and a half before he can sign to the Huskers.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more