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Huskers Add Speedy Washington Multi-Sport Athlete as Latest 2023 Preferred Walk-On

June 22, 2023

A late commitment flip leads to an addition to Nebraska’s 2023 recruiting class. On Thursday, multi-sport athlete Cooper Wilson from Bonney Lake, Washington, announced his commitment to Nebraska.

Wilson, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, originally signed with Montana State-Northern in February. Because the NAIA doesn’t hold binding letters of intent, Wilson then received other offers. He committed to Montana in May. Under unknown circumstances, Wilson brought his size and athleticism to a Nebraska football camp earlier this month. That invitation from running backs coach EJ Barthel ultimately led to an opportunity at Nebraska.

Wilson played corner, safety and receiver at Bonney Lake High School. He went on to win the Washington Class 3A State Championship in the 100 meters after running 10.91. He ran 10.67 in prelims.

He’s yet another late preferred walk-on addition to Nebraska’s roster this upcoming season.

“Wilson brings rare size and athletic ability to our defensive secondary,” a MSU-Northern National Signing Day release states. “At 6-foot-3, 190, Cooper has the range and ball skills to be a dominant safety.”

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