Hail Varsity has learned that 4-star (HV Rating: 93.0) wide receiver Lavon Bunkley-Shelton will be in town for the big matchup with Ohio State. The Junipero Serra High School standout will be one of just a few uncommitted offensive players coming to town on an official visit this weekend.
There is an interesting wrinkle in Bunkley-Shelton’s recruitment. Darion Green-Warren—a 4-star (HV Rating: 92.3) cornerback who is also visiting for the Ohio State—is his cousin. The two will be visiting with their families. When Bunkley-Shelton informed me that he would be coming out this weekend, I asked him whathe was most interested in with the Huskers at this time.
“Honestly, Coach Troy Walters,” he said. “I’m really looking to develop my game and become the best to play wide receiver. Coach has played at the highest level. He has knowledge of the mental side of the game that most don’t know of or don’t talk about. I want to be mentally and physically ready for whatever comes at me.”
He also added that playing in front of sold-out crowds every week is a nice bonus.
The Huskers will look to add one or two more playmakers on the outside in this recruiting class. Bellevue West 4-star (HV Rating 93.3) wide receiver Zavier Betts is a long-time commit enjoying a tremendous senior season. Texan Will Nixon has the flexibility to play on the outside or even play more of the duck-r type role.
Stay tuned to Hail Varsity for more confirmed official visitors for a weekend that looks to be one of the biggest in Nebraska history.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.