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Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Manuel Allen.

The Cornhuskers have done a nice job recruiting receivers over the past two cycles. Allen continues that roll for Nebraska. He opted for HC Mike Riley's outfit over Ole Miss, Oregon and UCLA. Previously, the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder had been considered a strong bet to stick by a prior commitment to USC, but he reopened his recruitment near the end of February. As for his onfield chops, ESPN.com notes that Allen is "an impressive player with body control, agility and a knack for making plays." The outlet is also impressed with the crispness of his route-running at this tender young age. They rank him as their No. 101 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Land of 10
Apr 15 - 1:03 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp (knee) to New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead.

The PFF analysis team writes that Snead possesses "great route-running skills and solid hands, as well as the ability to make people miss when he has the ball in his hands" and believes that "Westerkamp could develop into a similar slot receiver." Unfortunately, the 5-foot-11, 194-pounder has been largely unable to participate in the pre-draft evaluation process, as he continues to rehab from a torn meniscus suffered on a non-contact play during Nebraska's bowl practices in December. He will likely have to try to find his way onto an NFL roster via undrafted free agency when all is said and done.
Apr 11 - 6:28 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior DE A.J. Natter underwent surgery to repair an injury to his patellar tendon.

Natter is expected to miss time into the regular season as he recovers, with a concrete timetable for his return likely to clarify once he is further along in his rehab. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder has been used sparingly during his time at Nebraska, having totaled just four tackles over the course of his career. Consider this a depth blow for the Cornhuskers.
Apr 8 - 2:41 PM

Nebraska sophomore S JoJo Domann suffered a torn ACL on a non-contact play in practice this week.

Domann will be undergoing surgery next week. Said HC Mike Riley, "Really a freak, sad deal. It's a disappointing thing for everybody." He indicated that because the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has not yet had his redshirt burned, Nebraska's plan is to "be really conservative." The underlying message, there, would be that even if Domann has completed his rehab by October, the Huskers won't be taking any unnecessary chances rushing him back to the field before he is truly ready. The bulk of his work came as a special-teamer last season. Consider his sidelining a depth blow for Riley and company. Aaron Williams, Antonio Reed, Keiron Williams and Avery Anderson are set to battle it out for 2017 starting honors at safety.
Apr 7 - 6:08 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Nebraska S Nate Gerry to Shiloh Keo.

"Gerry's lack of reactive agility will limit him in man coverage and create inconsistencies as a tackler, but he's very instinctive and will get to more plays than he should," Zierlein wrote. Following two years as an an honorable mention all-conference pick, Gerry was named third-team All-Big Ten last year on the heels of 68 tackles, 5.5 TFL, four interceptions and eight pass breakups. "Gerry has the urgent play demeanor needed to become a consistent contributor on special teams and fit into a fourth or fifth safety spot," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 3:51 PM

Nebraska TE Cethan Carter impressed Matt Waldman with his ability to integrate athleticism in his game.

Per Waldman, Carter possesses "burgeoning route prowess, including his bend, suddenness, release acumen, and reading one level ahead of the defense." This is a loaded tight end class, and Carter projects in the third day. Carter stands just 6-foot-3, so some teams might not view him as an inline option.
Mar 10 - 10:22 AM

Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams will serve 30 days house arrest as punishment for his third DUI.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of DUI last August. A judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail last month, though that came with the stipulation that he could apply for house arrest. The latter option will be implemented, here. As the house arrest allows for "authorized periods of employment," he could be coaching with the Cornhuskers come the start of spring practice on Saturday.
Mar 2 - 2:25 PM

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

Uncommitted four-star 2018 WR Manuel Allen indicated that Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon and UCLA are the programs recruiting him hardest at this juncture.

Allen backed off from a January commitment to USC on Friday. He isn't nixing the Trojans from consideration completely, but would like to keep his options open. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder is planning on making summer visits to all four of Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon and UCLA. Rivals views him as the No. 139 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 26 - 1:51 PM

USC four-star 2018 verbal WR commit Manuel Allen has reopened his recruitment.

Manuel announced his decommitment via a very, very short statement on Twitter. He had initially opted in with HC Clay Helton and the Trojans at the beginning of January. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder ranks as Rivals No. 139 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton viewed this as a near-lock for the Trojans, but every now and then the key slips from the hand.
Feb 25 - 12:48 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


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