Nebraska's tight end ‘wish list'

Following two Big Red Weekends, summer camps and a number of official visitors to Lincoln recently it's time to cover the wish list at tight end for Nebraska.

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. 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 position.

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First in line: The Huskers seem to be poking around at a few tight ends, but there isn't a name or couple of names that Nebraska fans can just rip off and say that there is a good chance that they end up a Husker. However there are definitely a few offers to talk about particularly the last player at the tight end position that that Huskers offered.

Will Gragg from Dumas (Ark.) picked up an offer from Nebraska on June 3rd. The four-star recruit is listed at the No. 5 tight end in the nation and is holding offers from many schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Texas. He's recently visited LSU and Arkansas and with Hale Hentges to Alabama it's unlikely Gragg heads to Tuscaloosa.

Josh Moore from Olathe (Kans.) North is an interesting prospect. He's a three-star recruit and rated the No. 17 tight end in the nation. He's a bit more of a flex style than a true tight end so think more Beau Sandland than Ben Cotton. Moore has some nice offers too like Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others. The latest planned visits for Moore don't include Nebraska, but I have a hard time believing that Moore doesn't make it up to Lincoln at least for a day this summer.

Who could follow:I am going to throw in one of my personal favorites; Jake Pickard. Pickard, a 6-foot-6 and 225-pound athlete from Millburn (N.J.) is one of those players that just has a ton of upside and could play either side of the football at the next level. I think that he will be an incredibly difficult pull, but the Huskers could get a visit later this fall.

Looking to next year:

There are three players to watch within the Nebraska borders in 2016. Let's start with the player that both Josh and myself think is the most physically ready to play right now and that's Jared Bubak. Bubak, 6-foot-4 and 240-pounds, is physically ready to take his game to the next level. The Lincoln (Nebr.) Christian standout really impressed while at the camps this summer.

Noah Fant is at the very least the top player in the Omaha metro area next year and possibly the state if you are considering the upside. The Omaha (Nebr.) South recruit is currently 6-foot-4 or a shade over and just about 210-pounds. So this really comes down to where does his body take him? If he can't put on weight can he get faster? If he can add size is he a DE or a TE? He's a dominating presence at the high school level, but will that translate to the collegiate level?

Last, but certainly not least, is Nick Lenners from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southwest. The 6-foot-4 and nearly 230-pound tight end prospect, like Fant, is also a possible defensive end recruit at the next level. Fant has an advantage on Lenners in overall athleticism and Bubak does just on being more physically ready, but Lenners appears to be a D-1 prospect based on his camp performance and it will be interesting to see how this three-horse race goes over the next year or so.

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