Recruiting is all about building a relationships, and the more you can get to know a player on his level and in his element, the better the chance you’ll have of getting him in your program.
Nebraska has already done a good job of getting to know Nash Hutmacher, a 3-star 2020 defensive tackle from Chamberlain, S.D. Hutmacher made the 330-mile drive south to Lincoln three times in the year between when Nebraska first offered him and his official visit weekend, so, on his fourth time, the Huskers decided to get out of town and see what else Nebraska has to offer
According to Husker247, Scott Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, running backs coach Ryan Held and defensive line coach Tony Tuioti took Hutmacher fishing. (Insert bad metaphor about how recruiting is like fishing here.)
“I live right on the Missouri River so I go fishing all the time. It was fun. Everybody caught something. I caught three,” Hutmacher told the site. “I think one of them caught six. Coach Frost got a few. Everyone was catching some.”
This is not the first time Frost has mobilized his staff to impress a valued recruit, and it surely will not be the last.
Hutmacher plans to announce his commitment in June. He has an official visit slated for Wisconsin and wants to visit Oregon as well, but Nebraska is heavily favored to win his pledge.