Nebraska recruiting: Bryan Addison has Cornhuskers at top of list; another offer for IMG standout

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Bryan Addison ranks Cornhuskers high

Bryan Addison, a 4-star athlete from Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, Calif.), released his top five schools Thursday on Twitter.

The good news for Huskers fans? Nebraska is high on the list.

“It’s been an absolute blessing to be in the position I am in,” Addison wrote to begin his post.

A few minutes later, Addison tweeted again, this time insinuating that listing Nebraska first was not by coincidence. In fact, it appears the Cornhuskers rank No. 1 for him right now.

According to 247Sports, Addison is the No. 2 athlete in the entire nation and the No. 11 prospect in California. He took his first official visit to Nebraska the weekend of Sept. 16 for the Northern Illinois game, and the visit clearly left the right impressions despite a disappointing loss.

Addison is a two-way player at Junipero Serra, and the Cornhuskers are recruiting him that way. Greg Smith of Hail Varsity reported that both cornerbacks coach Donte Williams and receivers coach Keith Williams are leading the charge in the pursuit of Addison.

“I just want to see the enthusiasm the fans have and the way coach Donte and [defensive coordinator Bob] Diaco get down with their players,” Addison told Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney last month.

The physical traits alone are impressive for Addison. He has a lengthy, 6-foot-5, 180-pound physique. That frame allows him to be a significant deep threat, and if properly used in a college offense, in the red zone against smaller defensive backs. At the same time, he plays a mean safety with remarkable closing speed and (obviously) good hands.

You can see for yourself in the highlight video below.

(Take a peek at the second highlight. That one-handed catch in stride? Wowza.)

In six games this season, Addison has 26 catches for 350 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also has 2 interceptions, a pass breakup, and 21 total tackles.

Addison has also taken an official visit to Michigan, according to 247Sports. The three other teams in Addison’s top five are Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. It was previously rumored that Addison held an interest in USC, but the school evidently did not make the cut as the clock toward his commitment winds down.

Addison’s former Junipero Serra teammate, Khalil Tate, is a quarterback at Arizona, and it’s likely safe to assume he will put the full-court press on Addison down the stretch.

Andre Cisco, Jarrett Patterson pick up Nebraska offers

Nebraska offered two 2018 on Thursday: 4-star defensive back Andre Cisco, from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), and 3-star offensive lineman Jarrett Peterson (Mission Viejo, Calif.).

Both announced their offers on Twitter.

Cisco’s teammate at IMG, 4-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles, is a longtime Nebraska commit and has been instrumental in leading the charge among peers to bring more members into Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class. That alone should give the Cornhuskers at bit of an advantage in Cisco’s recruitment.

The 6-foot, 186-pound cornerback has 6 total tackles through four games (4 solo, 2 assisted) and 4 passes defended. Cisco took unofficial visits to North Carolina and Rutgers in June, and Vanderbilt extended an offer on Oct. 5.

Nebraska will have a bit of an upward climb to secure the commitment of Patterson, since he is an Arizona State commit. However, if the Cornhuskers felt comfortable enough to offer Patterson, they must believe they have an outside chance to land him. He plans on taking his official visit to Arizona State after the season.

Patterson committed the Sun Devils in early August, but there has been other recent interest in him, and not just from the Huskers. UCLA offered him about two weeks ago, but he told Scout’s Greg Biggins, “I still feel good about my commitment to Arizona State.”

Patterson, who is playing tackle for his high school team, was named Mission Viejo’s Offensive Player of the Week during its 12-7 win over Long Beach Poly earlier this season.

“I have really improved my game a lot this season,” Patterson told Biggins. “I’m a better run blocker and have improved my hands in pass protection as well.”

Will Farniok is the Cornhuskers’ only offensive line commit in the 2018 class. We wrote about his experience on his official visit to Lincoln on Wednesday.

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