Missouri wide receiver Jaidyn Doss announced his commitment to the program Friday giving the Huskers another piece to the 2023 recruiting class. He got his initial in-person look at Nebraska in March on an unofficial visit. The Huskers were his first official visit over the May 20 weekend. It turned out that was the only trip he needed to commit to the program.
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“Honestly, it just felt comfortable to me,” Doss said. “When I went there on the visits we all felt comfortable. Everybody treated me nice and they all treated me like family. They made the environment comfortable for me made it livable so that’s what made me commit.”
Doss selected the Huskers over Kansas State, Oregon and Missouri. Every recruit that has been in frequent contact with wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph talks about his ability to connect with players. Joseph relates well to players, is honest with them and has a track record of success to back up his talk. Doss and Joseph have grown close quickly which played a factor in the Kansas City-area receiver picking the Huskers.
“Talking to coach Mickey is like talking to like a father figure,” Doss said. “Like he understands you but he will tell you straight up about what you’re not doing right and that type of stuff. So, he’s always gonna lead you on a straight path. That’s kind of what I got from talking to him on my previous visits and on the phone.”
The Huskers have been working to get back into Kansas City over the last several cycles. That talent in that area has continued to grow steadily. Kansas City is producing players going on to play college football all over the country. When Doss signs with the Huskers he will be the first Kansas City player since Boe Wilson signed in the 2016 class. Special teams coach Bill Busch is the first point of contact in that area now and Doss likes what he sees from Busch.
“Busch and I we got a very different relationship,” Doss said. “He is very energetic. A very energetic person to start with. Overall you just gotta love Busch. Overall, he just cares for you no matter what. He’s gonna stick with you to the end.”
Doss (6-1, 195) is a well put together wide receiver. He was first-team All-State in Missouri at wideout as a junior but he doesn’t just run by everyone on his highlight tape. He’s a physical receiver and takes pride in his blocking and ability to break tackles. The Huskers envision using him in multiple ways. Nebraska is telling him he could make plays out of the backfield, in the slot or the return game. That’s another thing that drew him to Nebraska.
The latest Husker commit took his official visit along with other players that he knows from the 7-on-7 circuit. It was a deliberate strategy for the Huskers to bring a group of priority targets to town together that know each other. He is friends with both Dylan Edwards and Cayden Green who were also here that weekend. Doss says that he will wait a little bit but soon he will have his peer recruiting hat on to help bring them to Lincoln.
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.