Nebraska continued its ‘Calibraska’ movement on Wednesday when it offered 3-star wide receiver Nikko Remigio. He shared the news on Twitter not long after receiving the offer. From Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, Remigio holds offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC, as well as quite a few others. He attended the Volunteers’ camp this past summer.
The 5-10, 160-pound wide receiver recruit has 36 catches for 634 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season. Mater Dei faces Vista Murrieta on Friday in the first playoff game of the season. As Remigio prepares for his next game, he took a little time to speak exclusively with Hail Varsity about what the offer from Nebraska has meant, as well as what he thinks about wide receivers coach Keith Williams and the term ‘savage professionalism.’
Q: What did it mean to receive an offer from Nebraska?
NR: I am at loss for words from receiving such a great offer. Nebraska is an amazing school with an amazing football program and to be able to build a relationship with Coach Williams and the rest of the staff is something really special.
Q: Nebraska has become known as ‘Calibraska.’ What does it mean to you to see Nebraska have such a strong connection with your home state?
NR: It is awesome to know that I am apart of the now Calibraska. The players who have been offered by them are the best of the best and it mean a lot to see that I among those great group of players.
Q: What are you initial thoughts on Keith Williams?
NR: Coach Williams is an outstanding coach. The things that he’s doing for his wideouts over at University of Nebraska elite and to be offered by him himself is a true honor.
Q: You also have #SavageProfessionalism in your Twitter bio, which Coach Williams uses often. What does that term mean to you?
NR: Mater Dei’s receiver coach, Chester Coleman, is an ex-player of Coach Williams so the term got passed down to our group of receivers from him. ‘Savage professionalism’ speaks for itself. It’s not only your attitude on the field but off the field as well. If you are able to be a savage yet professional at the same time then success will come your way.
Q: Is there a Nebraska wide receiver you’re a big fan of now?
NR: It is honestly hard to choose just one because Coach Williams has made them into absolute animals on the field. All of Coach Dubb’s [sic] receivers are cleanly polished and that is why they are doing so well.
Q: You have offers for in-state schools but attended Tennessee’s camp over the summer. Are you interested in going out of state for college?
NR: I have honestly not put to much thought into where I want to go to college. I am mainly focused on Mater Dei football and winning a championship.
Q: What are the chances right now that you’ll take an official visit to Nebraska?
NR: I have not put to much thought into it yet. I’m just beyond thankful to receive an offer from such a great school.
Q: What should Nebraska fans know about you?
NR: Nebraska fans should know that I would love to come up to Nebraska. I enjoy hobbies such as surfing, snowboarding and fishing so if any of them would like to join me, come along.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.