When the clock is ticking, the best recruiters are the ones with the biggest recruiting gaps

I’m not one to brag, but it seems like every coach on the recruiting trail is doing something to keep his prospects fresh, no matter what time of year they’re in.

For example, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini might be trying to keep some of his top recruits in the state of Nebraska.

Pelini has said that he wants to keep four-star defensive end Malik Jefferson (Dare-Dare) on the team.

Jefferson is from the Lincoln, Nebraska area and has had his eyes on Nebraska since he committed to the Cornhuskers over the summer.

The Huskers have a few other defensive prospects on their roster, but Jefferson and linebacker Christian Wilkins are the only three players who have committed to Nebraska.

Wilkins committed to Missouri last year, but he is currently in school at Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder has been the target of many recruiters over the past year, including Purdue, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Missouri and Iowa State.

Wilkens most recent visit came on Saturday, where he attended a private workout with Nebraska.

If he ends up being committed, he’ll join four-stars defensive end Alex Poythress (Iowa) and five-stars linebacker Austin Davis (Iowa).