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Nebraska Recruiting: Coleman Accepts All-American Bowl Jersey In Virtual Ceremony

October 13, 2022

Potential Nebraska recruit Malachi Coleman accepted his jersey for January’s All-American Bowl on Wednesday night. The Lincoln East standout, flanked by teammates and friends, was one of several to participate in the virtual jersey ceremony across the All-American Bowl’s social media platforms.

The upcoming All-American Bowl will air live on NBC on January 7. It will also stream on Peacock.

The 6-foot-5, 205 pound, 4-star athlete is considered to be among the Top 100 national prospects. According to On3.com, he’s the second-best uncommitted athlete in the nation. He told 247Sports he wants to prove himself on a national stage in the game. He also might fit a visit to Georgia in before his college decision, which he plans to announce at Lincoln East on Oct. 22.

Coleman’s decision remains among his top seven schools: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon, Georgia, Mississippi and USC. Schools have talked with him about playing wide receiver, tight end and outside linebacker.

He said coaching staff and academics are among his top selection criteria. He plans to major in human or sports psychology in college.

Coleman would be a big get for the Huskers, who haven’t picked up a scholarship commitment from a nationally recognized target since Cameron Lenhardt in late August. Lenhardt reopened his commitment when former defensive coordinator Erik Chinander was dismissed.

Lincoln East and its 4-star athlete plays Lincoln North Star on Friday before closing its regular season against top-ranked Gretna.

Recruit Watch

Battle Creek’s Trent Uhlir received Nebraska game day invitations this week for the Illinois and Minnesota games. Uhlir, a Class of 2024 prospect, visited South Dakota and South Dakota State in addition to Nebraska so far this season. The all-state linebacker and his Braves teammates play at West Holt on Friday.

Nebraska commit Benjamin Brahmer and Pierce face Boone Central in a colossal game on Friday. The 6-foot-6 tight end long ago committed to the Huskers despite offers from Iowa State and Georgia Tech. He has 812 yards and 12 touchdowns at tight end and 21 tackles with two fumble recoveries on defense so far this season.

Undefeated Gretna hosts Omaha South this weekend. The Dragons include Oklahoma State commit Kade Flores, new Nebraska commit Korver Demma and the uncommitted duo of Mason Goldman and Colin Sims. Goldman gained a scholarship offer from Kansas State on Wednesday. Nebraska finally extended a scholarship offer on Thursday afternoon.

 

Out-of-state target Ryan Robinson Jr. and his Edna Karr teammates ride a four-game winning streak into Friday’s game against Jesuit. Robinson Jr. is a 3-star defensive back from New Orleans that Nebraska is actively recruiting. Interim head coach Mickey Joseph visited with him during the Huskers’ last bye week.

Another out-of-state Husker target, lineman Jr Sia, plays his regular-season finale this weekend. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman plays against Herriman, Utah, on Friday. Sia is a 3-star prospect in the 2023 recruiting class who took his official visit to Nebraska in June.

ICYMI

>> Nebraska wide receiver Trey Palmer is on a historic pace with plenty of season left. But he’s not the only capable Husker receiver.

>> Interim head coach Mickey Joseph gave a few final updates before the team leaves for West Lafayette, Indiana.

>> Nebraska’s defense is improving under the mentality of moving as one big unit.

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