LINCOLN — Nebraska football coach Scott Frost stopped in over the lunch hour. Students at Columbus Lakeview High School went on pause for a minute to process that fact.
“There were probably a lot of kids on Snapchat when that happened,” Lakeview coach Kurt Frenzen said.
Frost, on the first day of the recruiting contact period, wasn’t at Lakeview to see any player in particular. He was there, in effect, to make the kind of house call that an NU head coach hasn’t made, well, since the last time an ex-Husker football player led the program. Frost was there to check in, say hello and represent Husker football.
“Frank Solich in 2002,” Frenzen said when asked the last time a coach had come to his school without any specific prospect to call upon. “It’s great to see a Nebraska coach coming out here again.”
Frenzen said Frost stopped by Lakeview, Columbus Scotus and Columbus High School. He was on his way to Norfolk later in the afternoon. Frost asked Frenzen about a few players in the region and reminisced about their high school days, since the two were about the same age.
“He stayed for 45 minutes and he wasn’t in a hurry to leave,” Frenzen said.
Frost was expected to be in Lincoln this weekend, as Nebraska hosts several prospects on official visits. But Frenzen said he appreciated Frost making the rounds.
At least one other Husker coach, running backs coach Ryan Held, went out to recruit on Friday morning, visiting outside linebacker prospect Dylan Jordan of Pittsburg, Kansas, whose recruiting attention has grown exponentially in recent weeks. Auburn and TCU both offered scholarships in early January, and Jordan was headed to Utah for an official visit this weekend. Jordan will visit Nebraska Jan. 25.
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