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Back on July 8, Midway High School standout Will Nixon became the latest member of the 2020 recruiting class for Nebraska. The wide receiver chose the Huskers over Notre Dame, Baylor, Georgia Tech and Purdue. Over the weekend, Nixon caught up with TexAgs’ Jason Howell at Circuit Jam, a football event for top high school talent in Texas.
Nixon explained to Howell what stood out to him about Nebraska when he took his unofficial visit in June.
“I mean, it’s a great place,” Nixon said. “Lincoln is a great place. When I went out to visit, we went out one night and it was a great atmosphere. It was a Thursday night and everybody was out. Also, I fit so well in their offense. That’s the main reason I picked Nebraska.”
The versatile wideout had a tough time choosing a school but knew probably a week after his last visit to Notre Dame that Nebraska was the place for him. It was really tough deciding but in the end, he felt most comfortable at Nebraska.
In my conversations with Nixon, the Huskers’ scheme has come up plenty of times as a big positive. It came up again when he spoke with Howell.
“I can run the ball, catch the ball and I run great routes,” Nixon explained. “Their offense is perfect. The Duck-R position, slot, is perfect for me. I can play a little outside as well. I can just be a guy that gets the ball in space and make some plays.”
The Texan does have plans to come back to Lincoln, stating that he will take an official visit in the fall. His bye week is the Northwestern game so he’ll be back for the homecoming game in Lincoln. Nixon is looking forward to seeing the game day atmosphere, especially to see the crowd go crazy for Nebraska. As for his own future, he knows what he is looking forward to most about being a Husker.
“Making some plays and scoring touchdowns,” he said.
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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.