Nebraska Recruiting: How a Current Wide Receiver Can Lend a Hand
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Nebraska Recruiting: How a Current Wide Receiver Can Lend a Hand

October 15, 2018

Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


When Scott Frost was hired, one of the positions most fans thought they wouldn’t have any concern about is wide receiver. I'm not suggesting anyone should starting panicking about receiver recruiting. I just think most would acknowledge it’s been more difficult than expected getting elite pass-catching talent really excited about this offense. 

There could be any number of reasons for this so far. One could be that the quarterback run game has gotten more attention since Frost and offensive coordinator Troy Walters took over the offense. Another explanation could be what seems (so far) to be a resurgence in running back recruiting. There is also a perception that this offense spreads the ball around too much to feature a big-time wide receiver.

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver JD Spielman could actually play a big role is helping to dispel that last notion and end up helping receiver recruiting. 

Spielman is currently on pace to be Nebraska's first 1,000-yard receiver. He currently has 537 receiving yards through six games and needs to average 77 yards per game over the second half of the season to hit the mark.

Helping Spielman become the first player in school history to reach 1,000 yards in one season could be a big selling point for the Huskers’ staff moving forward. It also wouldn’t hurt that he would hit the mark with a freshman quarterback. 

Recruit Watch

>> Not too long ago, Nebraska offered DE/OLB Kuony Deng from Independence Community College. Deng released his highlights from this season and it’s easy to see why he has become one of the most sought-after players in JUCO this season. 

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>> Nebraska’s 2020 quarterback commit Logan Smothers had a big game last Friday night. He completed 16-of-18 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns. Now he needs some help being voted Player of the Week.

ICYMI

>> Derek Peterson says talent is not costing Nebraska games right now.

>> Nebraska unveiled its alternate uniforms for the Illinois game and you don’t want to miss the helmets.

>> Neither Nebraska nor its opponents can believe the team is winless right now. 

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