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Wide receiver Zavier Betts #15 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers catches the ball in front of defensive back
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Nebraska Recruiting: Young Huskers Who Could Take a Leap After Winter Conditioning

March 21, 2021

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.

Winter conditioning for the football program has concluded.

That got me thinking. This is the year you should see some of the development with Zach Duval take shape. Coach Scott Frost has had several recruiting classes signed to Nebraska now. Due to a unique mixture of attrition and full recruiting classes the Huskers are still a very young football team. It takes time to develop players. So who are some players that we are all waiting to hear more about this spring? There are several young players that this staff recruited who we are poised to play a full season for the first time.

Luke Reimer (Sophomore)

It feels like the Lincoln native has been playing at Nebraska for years, so it’s easy to forget he is still a young player. Last season he battled injuries and appeared in six game. Reimer started five games tallying 40 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks. Reimer is one of the best athletes on the team. If he can put together a healthy offseason and season he is a candidate to have a big breakout year.

Zavier Betts (Freshman)

There was so much talk last season about which wide receivers were and were not seeing playing time. Betts was one of the newcomers that did get to see the field an increasing amount over the season. It is hard to understate how valuable that playing time could be for Betts moving forward. A full year of work in the weight room and offseason could provide a huge boost for Betts.

Myles Farmer (Redshirt Freshman)

After appearing in just four games during the 2019 season Farmer was able to preserve his redshirt. In the 2020 season we saw flashes of his potential. Then he suffered a season-ending injury before the Purdue game. He picked off a pair of passes against Northwestern and played a role on special teams. The big question for Farmer is when will he be full-go? If he is 100% it will be hard to keep him off the field. Both senior starters are back for 2021. The safety rotation will be something to watch for this season.

There are so many players that could fit the bill here. Nick Henrich, Alante Brown, Quinton Newsome and Sevion Morrison are just a handful of players that could make big jumps after this offseason. It’s sometimes easy to forget how much young talent is in the program waiting to be developed.

Recruit Watch

>> Iowa 2023 priority target Kadyn Proctor picked up an offer from Oklahoma this weekend.

>> Oklahoma 2022 defensive line target Chris McClellan was offered by LSU.

>> Indiana athlete Demetrious Allen showed all the love he’s been getting from the Huskers.


>> The Huskers have been a steady presence (Premium) in the recruitment for Kansas City wide receiver Quinton Conley. I caught up with him to get the latest on his recruitment.

>> In the Hail Varsity QBracket Taylor Martinez took down Zac Taylor in the championship match.

>> Jacob Padilla is serving up a Nebraska volleyball notebook (Premium) from over the weekend.

>> The women’s basketball team mounted a furious comeback but it wasn’t enough to stay in the WNIT.

>> The Husker volleyball team swept Iowa to give John Cook his 600th win at Nebraska.

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