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The Huskers are in on a number of quality wide receiver prospects for the 2023 recruiting cycle. Wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph has made a splash since joining the Nebraska staff. Georgia native Barry Jackson Jr. (5-11, 175) is a prospect that has the Huskers high on his list. Jackson took an official visit to Nebraska the first weekend in June and came away impressed.
— Barry Jackson jr. (@Barryj4k) June 11, 2022
“I really enjoyed it,” Jackson said. “It felt like home which is how I wanted it to feel. The coaches really meant what they said. They kept it real.”
While Jackson was in Lincoln he was able to get a deeper tour of the facilities and see what Lincoln is like. He was in town for the spring game so he had a base level of knowledge but wanted to learn more. He said that it was fun hanging out with the players to see how they felt about being at Nebraska. His player host was former teammate and fellow wide receiver Janiran Bonner.
“He said he liked it and it most definitely fits him,” Jackson said. “He said they will all keep it real with you and keep it pushing from there.”
His relationship with Joseph is one of the reason for his Nebraska interest. The wideout is impressed with Joseph’s ability to relate to players so well. Jackson thinks that Joseph is a great coach that could help him get better and eventually play in the NFL. Jackson has a different skill set than some of the other wideouts that the program is after right now. Cedar Grove High School coach John Adams highlighted his skill set before Jackson’s visit to Nebraska.
“Barry Jackson is a really fun guy to watch,” Adams said. “He’s elusive. He has really good hands. Really good receiver as far as separation as well. He can help in the return game and does really good for us on kickoff return. So, you get an explosive player and get an opportunity to have a receiver that can really kind of knock the roof off a defense.”
Nebraska sees Jackson being a versatile player for them. He could line up in the slot, outside or even the backfield. That matches perfectly with how Jackson sees himself in college because he feels he is a good all-around athlete.
Jackson has a visit coming up the weekend of June 24 to Memphis. That will be his last official visit before committing to a school on June 30. The speedy wideout says he doesn’t have a school that is on top right now but he knows what is looking for in the school he selects.
“How I fit with the coaches,” Jackson said. “I also want to make sure I fit in with everybody else too.”
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— Karter Menz (@KarterMenz) June 13, 2022
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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.