Program Spotlight: University of Nebraska

Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Lance Harvell of the University of Nebraska talks about his recruiting process and offers some advice to players with the goal of playing college baseball. The Huskers are an NCAA Division I school that competes in the Big 10 Conference and have a strong winning tradition with multiple College World Series appearances in the program’s history.

“Only go to camps where you have a legit chance to play there or where the coaching staff has shown interest in you.”

– Coach Harvell, University of Nebraska
Courtesy of Photo by Nate Olson/NU Communications

Quick Facts

School:University of Nebraska
Division:NCAA Division I
Conference:Big 10 Conference
Location:Lincoln, NE
Student Population:25,000
Questionnaire:Recruit Questionnaire

Recruiting Q&A – with Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Lance Harvell

What are your typical scouting methods?

Summer ball, a few showcases (national), our camps, twitter.

How do you recommend players contact you if they are interested in your program?

Email with bio info, stats, video, and Twitter DMs.

If a player contacts you, what are you most interested in?

Video, stats, schedule, contact info for player and coach.

Any general advice for players that want to play college baseball?

Only go to camps where you have a legit chance to play there or where the coaching staff has shown interest in you (not just sent an invite).

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Program Overview- Husker Baseball

Led by Head Coach Will Bolt, the Huskers are recent Big 10 Conference champions and continue to uphold their reputation as one of the country’s best baseball programs. With 3 College World Series appearances since 2001 and over 10 Regional appearances in that time, the Huskers play at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park in front of one of college baseball’s most loyal fanbases.

Aside from their beautiful stadium, the Huskers train at the Alex Gordon Training Complex, a $4.75 million facility that serves the baseball and softball teams. The facility is massive, allowing for up 6 batting cages, or can be opened up for live batting practice, long toss, and simulated games.

The Huskers also have a reputation of developing MLB talent. With over 36 former Huskers appearing on MLB rosters, the program has been well-represented at the next level. Some of the most notable former Huskers include Alex Gordon, Brian Duensing, Darin Erstad, and Joba Chamberlain.

School Overview – University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska is a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the state’s oldest and largest university, founded in 1869. The university has a diverse student body, with over 25,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University of Nebraska offers over 150 programs across 10 colleges and schools, including the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Law, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, the Graduate College, and the School of Music. The university is also home to a number of research centers and institutes, such as the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research and the Nebraska Water Center.

The University of Nebraska is known for its strong programs in agriculture, engineering, journalism, and education. In the field of agriculture, the university is recognized as one of the top institutions in the nation, offering degree programs in agricultural economics, agronomy, and animal science, among others. In engineering, the university offers programs in civil engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering, among others. In journalism, the university is recognized for its nationally-ranked journalism and mass communications programs, which offer students hands-on experience in all aspects of journalism, from print to broadcast and multimedia. In education, the university is known for its programs in teacher education, counseling, and educational psychology.

The University of Nebraska is also known for its strong commitment to research, with a focus on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The university has received millions of dollars in funding from government agencies, foundations, and private organizations to support its research initiatives. Some of the university’s research areas include renewable energy, water resources, and food security. The university is also home to the Food Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art facility that supports the development of new food products and technologies.

The University of Nebraska is dedicated to providing its students with a well-rounded education, both in and out of the classroom. The university offers a number of student organizations and clubs, as well as extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, and theater. The university is also home to a number of performing arts groups, including the marching band, the jazz band, and the choir.

Regarding campus life, the University of Nebraska is known for its beautiful and well-maintained campus, which is located in the heart of Lincoln. The university has over 50 buildings, including residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic facilities. The university also has a number of green spaces, including parks and gardens, which provide students with a peaceful and relaxing place to study and socialize.

The University of Nebraska is committed to providing its students with a high-quality education, while also being affordable and accessible to all. The university has a number of scholarship and financial aid programs available to help students pay for their education, and the university also offers a number of work-study programs that allow students to earn money while they attend school.

In conclusion, the University of Nebraska is a well-respected and highly-regarded public research university that offers a wide range of programs and opportunities to its students. With a strong commitment to research, a diverse student body, and a beautiful and well-maintained campus, the University of Nebraska is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a high-quality education.

Closing Remarks

The University of Nebraska’s school and baseball program are deservingly well respected. With a veteran coaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and some of the best resources in the country, players have a great opportunity for success as a Husker.

For players that are interested in the University of Nebraska, we recommend reading Coach Harvell’s responses and consider attending one of the Husker’s upcoming camps. We’d like to thank Coach Harvell for sharing some insight into his staff’s recruiting process, and we wish the Huskers the best of luck in their upcoming season.