The Huskers’ run on the recruiting trail continued on Saturday.
Nebraska received some good news out of Texas when 4-star (HV Rating: 91.7) wide receiver Latrell Neville committed to the team. Neville announced his decision on social media.
— S E V E N (@LatrellNeville7) July 4, 2020
The Huskers moved quickly with Neville after he left Virginia Tech’s class on June 6. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wideout became the second wide receiver to join the 2021 recruiting class. He joins Georgia native Shawn Hardy (6-3, 190) as pass catchers in this class for quarterback commit Heinrich Haarberg. With Neville in the fold the Huskers now have a pair of bigger-bodied players in the class.
Joseph Sam, Neville’s coach at Hightower High School, told Hail Varsity what makes him stand out as a prospect.
“You know, he passes the eye test,” Sam said. “He’s truly 6-4, 190 pounds. I would say his ball skills. He used to be a basketball player so it kind of that kind of translates over into football. With him being a basketball player I would say ball skills but what he can do after the catch.
‘He’s definitely got that stick one foot in the ground mentality and get upfield. He’s got great body control as well. For a guy his height he can control his body really well.”
Neville picked the Huskers over Florida, Missouri, West Virginia and Texas. He held over 40 scholarship offers. Like many commits over the last couple years, he is a multi-sport athlete. He participates in the 100m and 200m in track, among other events.
Neville caught 30 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns during his junior season at Fort Bend Hightower High School. While those numbers may seem light his team ran the ball 290 times and completed only 116 passes. So, he accounted for over a quarter of his team’s production through the air in 2019.
Neville is Nebraska’s 11th known commitment for the 2021 recruiting class. His commitment also highlights the Huskers’ focus on recruiting the Lone Star State. Nebraska has 48 offers in the state this cycle and hope to have an increased presence there moving forward.
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.