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ESD Greg’s Guys: No. 4 Wide Receiver Latrell Neville

December 16, 2020

On Wednesday, 3-star wide receiver Latrell Neville signed his letter of intent to become a Husker. He is No. 4 in my Early Signing Day edition of Greg’s Guys.

The Huskers have been searching for the right combination of wide receivers under Scott Frost. The profile of what the team is looking for on the recruiting trail at the position has evolved. They’ve found their stride recruiting smaller, shifty wideouts, yet haven’t been able to load up on players with a good size-and-speed combination.

The last two cycles are starting to shift that notion. Zavier Betts (6-3, 190) joined the team from the 2020 cycle. Shawn Hardy (6-3, 195) is now joined by Neville (6-4, 190).

Neville is an incredible athlete with size and speed to spare. In talking to his high school coach, Joseph Sam, after the commitment, he is just scratching the surface of his potential.

“Honestly, the sky’s the limit with Latrell,” Sam said. “That’s kind of the scary thing about it. I think some coaches get so caught up in wanting a finished product that they don’t see the upside within a player. I think with a kid like Latrell, the fact that he’s such a highly-touted recruit and he’s just scratching the surface of what he can really do.”

The Huskers landed Neville over some stiff competition. He had racked up over 40 scholarship offers and was previously committed to Virginia Tech.

Neville presents matchup problems for defenses because he is big enough to play outside but fast enough to line up in the slot. The wide receiver room will still be wide open when he arrives on campus this summer to at least find a way to crack the rotation.

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