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Nebraska Football Recruiting

Nebraska Recruiting: Catching Up With Will Nixon

July 21, 2019
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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.


Back on July 8, Midway High School standout Will Nixon‍ became the latest member of the 2020 recruiting class for Nebraska. The wide receiver chose the Huskers over Notre Dame, Baylor, Georgia Tech and Purdue. Over the weekend, Nixon caught up with TexAgs’ Jason Howell at Circuit Jam, a football event for top high school talent in Texas. 

Nixon explained to Howell what stood out to him about Nebraska when he took his unofficial visit in June.

“I mean, it’s a great place,” Nixon said. “Lincoln is a great place. When I went out to visit, we went out one night and it was a great atmosphere. It was a Thursday night and everybody was out. Also, I fit so well in their offense. That’s the main reason I picked Nebraska.” 

The versatile wideout had a tough time choosing a school but knew probably a week after his last visit to Notre Dame that Nebraska was the place for him. It was really tough deciding but in the end, he felt most comfortable at Nebraska.

In my conversations with Nixon, the Huskers’ scheme has come up plenty of times as a big positive. It came up again when he spoke with Howell.

“I can run the ball, catch the ball and I run great routes,” Nixon explained. “Their offense is perfect. The Duck-R position, slot, is perfect for me. I can play a little outside as well. I can just be a guy that gets the ball in space and make some plays.”

The Texan does have plans to come back to Lincoln, stating that he will take an official visit in the fall. His bye week is the Northwestern game so he’ll be back for the homecoming game in Lincoln. Nixon is looking forward to seeing the game day atmosphere, especially to see the crowd go crazy for Nebraska. As for his own future, he knows what he is looking forward to most about being a Husker.

“Making some plays and scoring touchdowns,” he said. 

Recruit Watch

>> Former Husker Guy Thomas has committed to Colorado after being in junior college this season.

>> Dematrius Davis, a Huskers 2021 quarterback target, made a nice throw at that Dallas event over the weekend. 

ICYMI

>> Derek Peterson is back with ‘love or hate’ and it’s a special Big Ten Media Days edition.

>> Let’s talk about the East and the West divisions in the Big Ten with Erin Sorensen.

>> Year 1 is done for Adrian Martinez and as expected, he is ready to make it his team now writes Derek Peterson. 

 
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