To say it has been a busy first week on the job for new Liberty head football coach Hugh Freeze would be an understatement. He was on the road recruiting all weekend, alongside his staff, and he popped up in living rooms from Virginia to South Carolina to Texas. With the new December signing period, it makes it very difficult on programs that make coaching changes. This weekend is the final weekend for the Flames to make recruiting pitches to prospects prior to the signing period opening on Wednesday.
DeMario Douglas is a small, speedy wide receiver from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida that has said on twitter he will be on campus this weekend. The 5’8″, 165 pound athlete had an electrifying state championship game with 4 touchdowns to help lead his team to a state title. He also has offers from FAU and UAB.
JUCO cornerback Isaiah Avery will also take his official visit to Liberty this weekend. The 6’1″, 185 pound prospect currently attends City College of San Francisco. Liberty is his only reported offer.
Two other JUCO defensive backs are slated to visit this weekend. Ryan Nixon is a 6’3″, 180 pound safety that currently attends El Camino College in California. As a freshman this season, Nixon recorded 23 tackles and 2 pass breakups in 10 games. He was a 3-star prospect out of high school with offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming. Nakota Shepard-Creer is another JUCO defensive back from California. The 6’3″, 200 pound prospect attends Santa Barbara City College. He originally attended New Mexico State for the 2017 season, and he is a 2-star rated prospect according to 247Sports. He also has an offer from Lamar. Liberty defensive coordinator Robert Wimberly had in-home visits with both Nixon and Shepard-Creer this week.
A few others are also likely to be making visits this weekend as well, stay tuned to ASeaofRed.com and on twitter for all of the breaking recruiting news this weekend leading into Wednesday’s signing day.