The Huskers have landed their second wide receiver of the day.
The day started nicely for the Huskers when wide receiver Decoldest Crawford picked the Huskers during a ceremony at his high school. Wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph struck again. New Mexico State wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda announced he was committed to Nebraska.
— Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda (@isaiahrgc) December 17, 2021
Garcia-Castaneda was productive during the 2021 season. He had 37 catches for 578 yards and four touchdowns at New Mexico State. He entered the portal on Nov. 28. The wideout quickly became one of the more sought-after pass catchers looking for a new home. He quickly took a couple of official visits including one to Iowa State. The Huskers hosted him the final weekend for visits ahead of the dead period starting.
He’s the fifth known transfer added to the program this offseason. The Huskers have wasted no time addressing needs in the portal. The pass catcher was mentioned by Hail Varsity’s Steve Marik as a player to watch for Nebraska in the portal this offseason. Garcia-Castaneda could find himself used in a similar way former Montana transfer Samori Touré was used. He had a big season for the Huskers during the 2021 season.
The wideout will come to Lincoln with two years left of eligibility. That’s a nice situation for the Huskers as they look to build continuity at the position. It has been an active offseason for Joseph in bringing talent to his room. The Huskers added Crawford and Victor Jones Jr. to the wide receiver room in the 2022 recruiting class. Now Garcia-Castaneda joins a room where snaps are up for grabs.
It will be interesting to see the competition unfold at the position this spring for the Huskers. The team may also not be done adding pass catchers to the room this offseason.
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.