Nebraska's WR wish list

Following two Big Red Weekends, summer camps and a number of unofficial visitors to Lincoln recently, it's time to cover the wish list. Today it's the wide receiver spot.

Nebraska may be three-quarters of the way full with commitments in the class of 2015. Over the past two weeks the Huskers hosted a number of 2015 and 2016 recruits. It's time to start talking about how this class could end up.

BigRedReport.com is going to take a look at the 2015 class and the remaining prospects to pay attention to at every position. Behind the position is the projected number of players Nebraska is expected to take at the spot.

Wide receiver: (1)

Committed: none

First in line: The Huskers would love nothing more than landing a player like Lakewood high school prospect (FL) Ryan Davis, but the best money might be on Texas prepster Kevin Thomas. The DeSoto high school product has Nebraska in his top six at the moment and seems to be one of the most highly rated receivers in 2015 still considering the Huskers at this point.

"Coach Rich Fisher has been the coach recruiting me from Nebraska," Thomas told BRR's Bryan Munson. "He's been real straight up with me. I think that likes me more as an outside guy in their offense, but I've played slot mainly in high school."

As far as Davis, he was talking about taking a visit to Lincoln at one point, but it's been a different story this month. The four-star prospect hasn't informed Scout.com of when he will be making a decision, but it's looking like he will be deciding sometime after the start of his season. Nebraska needs an official visit here.

Byrnes high school (Duncan, S.C.) wide receiver/tight end Tavin Richardson is currently rated the No. 35 prospect in the country at his position. He also has Nebraska in his top eight. The soon to be senior caught 53 balls for 836 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

After taking Demornay Pierson-El, Jariah Tolbert, and Glenn Irons in last year's recruiting class wide receiver isn't a huge need for Nebraska, they have to get at least one in this class. Don't be surprised to see a series of offers at the position go out in the near future.

Looking to next year: The Huskers have made at least six known offers to the wide receivers in the 2016 class, the biggest coming in the form of Devin Duvernay of Sachse high school (TX). He's rated the No. 2 wide receiver in the country according to Scout.com.

These receivers are also on the radar for 2016: Trevon Diggs (four-star), Scott Bracey (four-star), Courtney Lark (four-star), Dredrick Snelson (four-star), and Josh Imatorbhebhe (three-star).

The Huskers have also got an extremely early jump on Jeff Thomas of East St. Louis high school. The 2017 prospect already has 10+ offers on his plate – including Nebraska.


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