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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes Nebraska TE Cethan Carter is a block-first tight end who unfortunately "lacks the size and ability to sustain at the point of attack to handle in-line blocking duties on the next level."

"He may not have the hands or route separation to handle pass-catching duties on the next level and he has played sparingly on special teams," Zierlein wrote. "To carve out a spot on a roster, Carter will have to prove that he can do one of those things well." Zierlein may not love him, but former St. Louis Rams HC Mike Martz is high on Carter's NFL potential. Carter was on Martz's team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Said Martz of the 6-foot-4, 229-pounder: "He’s got length. He’s got juice to get upfield. He’s got speed — not just real speed, he can change direction." Carter was voted an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last year.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 6:44 PM

Former St. Louis Rams HC Mike Martz is high on the NFL potential of Nebraska TE Cethan Carter.

Carter happened to land on Martz's team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The Greatest Show on Turf mastermind liked what he saw. Said Martz of the 6-foot-4, 229-pounder, "He’s got length. He’s got juice to get upfield. He’s got speed — not just real speed, he can change direction." He added that Carter was "exceptional" during the practice week. This past season, the former Cornhusker logged a 19-190-1 receiving line over the course of nine games played (an elbow injury suffered in October kept him out over several contests). He will try to keep up the good vibes at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.
Source: Land of 10
Feb 23 - 6:21 PM

Two-star 2017 WR Kade Warner has joined Nebraska as a preferred walk-on.

The son of NFL legend Kurt Warner, Kade has posted some eye-popping statistics in his own right. Indeed, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is the all-time high school receptions leader in the state of Arizona, having logged 241 catches during his career at Desert Mountain High. He also considered walking on at Arizona State before a visit to Nebraska swayed him over to the heartland.
Source: USA Today
Feb 17 - 4:26 PM

Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp (knee) was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder suffered a torn meniscus in early December and missed the end of Nebraska's season. Westerkamp caught 167 passes (No. 2 in school history) for 2,474 yards and 18 touchdowns across his time in Lincoln.
Feb 15 - 3:46 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Nebraska will hire Notre Dame assistant Bob Elliott to serve as safeties coach.

Elliott has worked as special assistant to Irish HC Brian Kelly each of the past two seasons. In total, he has been with Notre Dame for the last five years. He has worked in the game since 1976. With Nebraska, he is expected to step in to fill the vacancy left behind by Brian Stewart, who accepted the defensive-coordinating gig with Rice earlier this offseason.
Feb 9 - 2:46 PM

Uncommitted two-star 2017 WR Kade Warner is considering offers to walk on at Nebraska, UCLA, Arizona State and Iowa.

A two-star recruit mulling preferred walk-on offers isn't particularly noteworthy under most circumstances, but in this case, the two-star recruit has a very, very famous father. Kade is the son of NFL Hall of Famer to-be Kurt Warner. Warner the Younger will be taking a visit to Nebraska this coming weekend as he continues to sort through his options. Despite making 241 catches in his high school career, he did not receive an FBS offer during the 2017 cycle.
Source: Omaha.com
Feb 7 - 9:41 PM

Nebraska signed three-star 2017 DT Deiontae Watts.

Watts took an official visit to Nebraska in September and committed immediately thereafter. While the 6-foot-3, 302-pounder later took January officials to Baylor and Colorado, neither school was able to dislodge his heart from the heartland. In early June, ESPN's Jeremy Crabtree noted that strong work on the spring camp circuit had served as a major boost for his recruitment. He ranks as Rivals' No. 50 defensive tackle prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: Rivals
Feb 4 - 6:34 PM

Nebraska signed four-star 2017 CB Elijah Blades.

Blades decommitted from Florida in January. Nebraska, which has signed a top-20 class, swooped in immediately. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder may play immediately. "Blades is a very good athlete with great length and speed you cannot coach," ESPN noted in a scouting report. "He has intangibles as well and his range, athleticism, and ball skills could get him recruited on either side of the football."
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 4:47 PM

Nebraska signed four-star DT Damion Daniels.

Nebraska beat out Colorado and UTSA for the Texan's services. The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Daniels is a key building block in new Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco's first unit.
Source: Rivals
Feb 1 - 12:43 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman views Nebraska four-star 2017 verbal DE commit Guy Thomas as a potential flip on National Signing Day.

Thomas took official visits to Louisville and Pitt over the last two weekends. Nebraska has a little history with Louisville when it comes to flipping recruits, as last February, HC Bobby Petrino coaxed WR Desmond Fitzpatrick to jump over from the Cornhuskers on National Signing Day of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Thomas ranks as Rivals' No. 16 defensive end prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: Rivals
Jan 31 - 3:57 PM

Florida four-star 2017 verbal CB commit Elijah Blades has reopened his recruitment.

Florida has been one of the bigger disappointments in the recruiting game during the 2017 cycle. Blades' decommitment Thursday night furthered that misery. The longtime Gator pledge -- he initially committed in June -- took an official to Florida earlier this month, but that was apparently not enough to keep the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder's eye from wandering. McElwain's crew isn't completely out of the running for a National Signing Day commitment, here, but will now have to jostle with USC, Oregon, Nebraska and Georgia. Blades has not visited the campuses of either Oregon or Georgia and has not taken an official to USC. Keep an eye on Nebraska, though. The four-star Pasadena native was just out to Lincoln this past weekend.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 26 - 4:15 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Tyjon Lindsey.

Lindsey committed to the Buckeyes in August before reopening his recruitment earlier this month. Now heading to fellow Big Ten outfit Nebraska, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout stands as the Huskers' biggest catch of the 2017 cycle to date. Rivals ranks Lindsey as their No. 41 overall prospect in this class. Over the summer, outlet recruiting director Mike Farrell singled out Lindsey for his explosive nature, one which he makes work for him even despite his outwardly small stature.
Source: Rivals
Jan 15 - 11:38 AM

Nebraska hired former UConn HC Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator.

Diaco, 43, lost his head-coaching gig at UConn in December after posting a rough 11-26 record over the course of three seasons at the helm of the Huskies' ship. That Titanic-esque stint has done nothing to dull his gleam on the coordinating circuit, though, as he was also reportedly receiving interest from Arkansas in regards to a role on their defensive staff. The head-coaching dealie might not have worked out for Diaco, but he has previous success as an assistant, having spent the four seasons prior to his UConn years acting as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator. In 2012, he was named the winner of the Broyles Award, handed out annually to the nation's best assistant coach.
Jan 13 - 7:00 PM

Bart Pohlman of Sports Talk with Bo reports that Arkansas has interviewed former UConn HC Bob Diaco for a position on the defensive staff.

Diaco was fired by the Huskies during the holiday season, but his name has popped up in several coaching rumors of late. Not only has he reportedly interviewed with Arkansas, Sean Callhan of Husker Online is hearing that Diaco is now a leading candidate for Nebraska's defensive coordinator gig. That job popped open on Wednesday, as the Cornhuskers opted to part ways with DC Mark Banker. Given the current level of interest in Diaco, it would not be a surprise if he landed a new gig by early next week -- if not sooner.
Jan 12 - 8:13 PM

Ohio State four-star 2017 verbal WR commit Tyjon Lindsey has reopened his recruitment.

Lindsey initially committed to Ohio State in late August, but he opted to take a step back in order to reassess his options on Wednesday. The Buckeyes, of course, are essentially The Blob in recruiting and one de-commitment does little to affect the overall shape of their class. Following the 5-foot-9, 175-pounder's decommitment, both Penn State and Michigan State jumped to throw him fresh offers. He was seriously considering Nebraska at the time of his Ohio State pledge, making the Cornhuskers a program to watch as the wideout adjusts his focus. Scout.com ranks Lindsey as the No. 47 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Jan 12 - 5:34 PM


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