Around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Twitter booms started going off once again, and the explosions have become far more frequent in the past few months.
Several Nebraska coaches started using "#BOOM" to announce the commitment of a new recruit last year on Twitter, but never has the hashtag gotten as much run as it has recently. The Huskers are on a recruiting hot streak basically unmatched over the past 10 years, and it seems to have come out of nowhere.
Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska has typically built its classes during and/or after the season, when the coaches have more time to bring in recruits and show off what NU has to offer. The coaches have stressed the importance of watching senior year film of prospects over the past couple of seasons, leading to few early commitments.
But when wideout Spencer Tears committed Wednesday, he became the Huskers' 10th recruit for the 2015 class, an unprecedented start under Pelini. For comparison, Pelini's first six classes (not counting 2008 because he was hired that year and got a late start) had a combined total of 13 commitments before May.
In fact, the 2015 class already has as many or more commitments than many of Pelini's classes had by the time the season started in September: