The Huskers have landed the first wide receiver for the 2023 recruiting class.
That happened on Friday when Missouri wide receiver Jaidyn Doss committed to Nebraska. He announced the decision on social media.
— Jaidyn Doss (@JaidynDoss) June 3, 2022
Doss took an official visit to Nebraska the weekend of May 20 which was his first official visit of the summer. It was his second visit to Nebraska after he visited the campus earlier in the spring. That official visit gave the wideout (6-0, 195) a better look at what it’s like to be an athlete at Nebraska.
Before that visit he told Hail Varsity that he was looking forward to spending more time with the coaching staff. He had the chance to spend time with coach Scott Frost, special teams coach Bill Busch and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph. The Huskers did a great job with the official visit by all accounts. Joseph noted this spring why it’s so important to get prospects on campus.
“I think the more you can get them to campus and the more they can feel comfortable coming here, I think the better chance of you getting that kid,” Joseph said. “I think with my history of kids that you get into campus, you can get the If the kids says hey I like Nebraska but he never visits, then I don’t think you have a chance to get him so when they come to campus, that means they’re serious. That means we’re serious about them also.”
The Missouri native has a verified 40-yard dash of 4.47 seconds. He was first-team All-State as a junior. He started his high school career as a running back but has since become a standout wide receiver. The Huskers see him having the versatility to play any of their wide receiver positions.
Doss is the first wideout commitment this cycle but the Huskers are hoping he isn’t alone. The program is hosting several of its other top targets at the position during the June 3 official visit weekend. Joseph is well-regarded for his ability to connect with players and recruit. We got a sample of that this spring from the non-nonsense coach when talking about his room.
“They got to continue to improve and I’m going to put pressure on them,” Joseph said. “I spoke to all of them, they’re playing for roster spots. It’s not the old days where you’re just going to sit here for three years and not play. You’re playing for roster spots.”
“You’re going to get it done (here) or you’re going to get it done somewhere else. We’re not just going to sit back and try to help you develop and you’re not going to continue to develop. If you don’t want to develop, I don’t know if you’re going to be able to play for me.”
The Huskers hadn’t landed a player for the 2023 class since February. Doss is the sixth player in the 2023 recruiting class for the Huskers. He joins quarterback Pop Watson and tight end Benjamin Brahmer at the skill positions. Offensive linemen Gunnar Gottula and Sam Sledge are in the class along with defensive back Dwight Bootle.
Expect the Huskers to take at least two more wide receivers in the 2023 class.
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.