UPDATE (Dec. 19): It appears that Zavier Betts has already signed his letter of intent. Nebraska shared the news late Thursday afternoon. Betts will still hold a signing ceremony Friday morning at his high school.
Nebraska isn’t done adding to its roster yet in this early signing period.
Bellevue West football coach Michael Huffman confirmed to Hail Varsity that Thunderbirds wide receiver Zavier Betts will sign his national letter of intent with Nebraska on Friday at a ceremony at the school.
The 4-star wide receiver was initially not expected to sign during the three-day early signing period as he had work to do academically, but Nebraska’s staff saw enough progress to this point to allow Betts to make it official. By signing his NLI, Betts counts towards Nebraska’s scholarship total.
The Huskers signed 22 scholarship players on Dec. 18, the first day of early signing. With Betts officially joining the class, Nebraska will be adding five wide receivers to the roster. Four-star junior college wide receiver Omar Manning, 4-star Alante Brown, 4-star Marcus Fleming and 3-star Will Nixon signed on Wednesday.
“When you look at that position, just being honest, when we came in as a coaching staff we only had four receivers on scholarship,” Scott Frost said on Wednesday. “We usually carry 10 or 11. That was a position just by numbers that we had to rebuild. We feel good about this class and where it’s going to take us.”
Betts ranked among the best wide receivers in the country following a standout career at Bellevue West. He had 3,330 yards receiving over four seasons, including 1,185 this year during the Thunderbirds’ run to the Class A state title, with 46 career receiving touchdowns.