Posted July 26, 2018 10:10:16It’s not always the case, but Nebraska football recruiting is better than most.
The Cornhuskers have been ranked No. 3 nationally in 247Sports Composite since 2014 and have been No. 1 for three years running.
The only team to crack the top 10 for four consecutive years is Ohio State, which ranks No. 10 in the same poll.
In the latest edition of the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings, Nebraska has the No. 4 overall ranking and is one of four teams with four straight top-10 rankings.
The Huskers’ ranking jumped to No. 6 from No. 9 after their bowl win over Oregon.
Nebraska is the only team in the Top 10 to have been on the top of the rankings since the 2016 season.
The Cornhusker defense was ranked No: 1 in 2016 for the first time since 2010, when the Huskers had a top-five defense.
They also had a No. 7 ranking for the second straight season.
In 2016, the Husker defense ranked No 7 in the nation.
The defense allowed just 5.8 yards per play (fourth-fewest in the country) and held opponents to just 36.4 yards per game (10th-fewer than their conference average).
The Huskers defense ranked seventh in the SEC in pass defense (103.7 yards per contest), and they were ranked second in total defense (5,946 yards per match-up) in 2016.
The unit also held opponents below average in both passing yards per pass attempt (10.4) and yards per attempt allowed per game.
In terms of total defense, the Cornhusk defense ranked fifth in the Big Ten and eighth in the ACC in 2016 (7th and 15th in the league).
Nebraska finished in the top five nationally in rushing defense (12th), yards per rush (3rd), and passing yards allowed per rush, per Football Outsiders.
The Husker offense ranked sixth nationally in scoring offense (30.9 points per game) in the 2016 regular season.
They averaged 6.4 points per contest and scored 10.8 points per match.
The team scored a combined 735 points, which ranked first in the FBS, behind only Wisconsin and Oregon.
In total offense, Nebraska had the ninth-most points in the conference (1,711) and the sixth-most yards (2,746).
Nebraska ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring and ninth in total offense in 2016, per ESPN.com.
Neutral zone defense is a major strength for the Huskies, which allowed just 24.7 percent of opponents’ offensive points in 2016 and led the Big 12 in scoring defense (16th) in 2015.
Nebraska ranked third in the NFL in total opponent points allowed per match (30th).
Nebraska allowed just 31.7 points per pass attempted and forced 15 turnovers in 2016 against Alabama, the most by a Nebraska opponent since a 30-14 win over Texas Tech in 2011.
Nebleman had the team’s best season of his career in 2016 with an interception return for a touchdown and five rushing touchdowns.
The interception return was the third of his college career.
Neleman has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in seven straight seasons.
Nevemson was ranked first for two consecutive years after finishing in the No 1 spot in both 2014 and 2015.
The Tigers won 11 games, the first team in school history to do so.
Neanderthal, the No, 4-ranked recruit in the 2019 class, was Nebraska’s top overall recruit in 2016 after a strong combine and the school’s No. 5 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Neverem had a strong season at Nebraska and led Nebraska in tackles (55), tackles for loss (12.5), sacks (9.5) and quarterback sacks (10).
Nevereem also had nine passes defensed and one fumble recovery as a freshman.
Neumann led the Huskies in tackles for a third consecutive season in 2016 while also leading the conference in tackles, sacks, and passes deflected.
Neuvees quarterback is ranked in the ESPN 300, No. 2 in the Class of 2019 and No. 15 in the entire country, per 247Sports composite rankings.
Nekem was a top five recruit in his state and the No 18-ranked player in the state of Nebraska in the 2018 class.
He is the second quarterback in Nebraska history to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft and was selected in April in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts.
Neukem is the first quarterback to play for the Hawkeyes since Joe Broussard in 2012.
Neale Mays was the first Hawkeye to play in the Pro Bowl, as a member of the 1997-98 squad.
Mays has started every game in all 16 games he has played in the bowl game and is the all-time leader in wins, games