When Stanley Morgan tweeted last night that he would be returning to Nebraska for his senior season, it gave Nebraska a clear boost on the field for year one of the Scott Frost era. Any time you bring back the team’s leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns something good has happened as evidenced by Troy Walters’ tweet.
How I am feeling right now after I saw that one of our PLAYMAKERS is coming back. Let’s goooooooooooo! GBR🔴 pic.twitter.com/XR8M0ewtYT
— Troy Walters® (@CoachWalters1) January 4, 2018
Hanging on to Morgan this season also gives Nebraska more of a buffer in recruiting as well. Nebraska signed three scholarship wide receivers already, Katerian Legrone (6-3, 230), Justin McGriff (6-6, 220) and Jaron Woodyard (5-11, 180). Nebraska also has a preferred walk-on pledge from Lincoln Southwest standout Justin Holm, who will be enrolling early.
They will join a young receiving corps that includes sophomore Tyjon Lindsey, redshirt freshman Jaevon McQuitty, sophomore JD Spielman and redshirt freshman Kade Warner. Nebraska also has some veterans in the mix, senior Keyan Williams, junior Conor Young and senior Bryan Reimers. Having Morgan back in the fold increases the chances of Legrone or Mcgriff (or perhaps both) being able to take advantage of a redshirt year provided there isn’t much additional attrition from the wide receiver group.
So, what does all of this mean for Nebraska’s recruiting to finish the 2018 class? Frost might now look around and see what’s on the roster plus what is coming in and decide to only want two more receiverss in this class. Four-star WR Tommy Bush is a must take no matter who else is in the class and what the numbers say because he’s that talented. After that 3-star athlete Miles Jones is a player that is high on Nebraska’s board. He is scheduled to visit on January 12th and while he is a Vanderbilt commit currently, he is on flip watch. Also scheduled to visit that weekend is 3-star receiver Dominick Watt who I am very high on.
Beyond that, there are a handful of talented wide receivers that Nebraska would love to host on visits in January including 3-star Geordon Porter, 3-star Nikko Hall, 4-star Solomon Enis, 3-star Andre Hunt, 3-star John Jackson and 3-star Chris Olave.
Morgan deciding to stay in school could help Frost and Walters be more selective in who they fill out the 2018 class with at that position. The versatility of the offense could also lead Nebraska to take an extra WR/RB type that is more of a gadget player as well. There are some quality targets left on the board to choose from that fit very well into the new offense and these are just the names we know right now with things being very fluid with a new staff in place.
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.