NeKyle Lundie isn’t a name that rolls off the lips of Nebraska fans, but it will now. The 6-foot-2 and 192-pound wide receiver is the 12th commitment in the class of 2015 for the Huskers. Lundie, who will play for Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson this fall, recently transferred to the school.
”He’s had the offer from Nebraska for a while now,” Coach Corey Johnson said. “The school that he was at previously there wasn’t a great line of communication. Since transferring things have opened up and coaches have seen it. Coach Charlton Warren had an immediate attraction.”
Lundie has the size on paper that you look for in a wide receiver. Lundie doesn’t let the size go to waste. He uses it to his advantage being a physical receiver on the edge and has the ability to go up and get the ball at the highest point.
”He’s extremely physical, blocks well and at Tucker High School last year he beat us on a Hail Mary catch. That won’t happen this year by him! He’s a real good kid. He’s tough. He’s big. And he’s fast.”
The Huskers were one of a half-dozen total offers for the wide receiver according to Coach Johnson. ”There was a lot of interest and he was holding offers from Georgia Tech, Central Florida, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.”
Coach Johnson weighed in on why Lundie chose the Huskers. He went on to say that getting a player like Lundie to leave the geographic area is a big pull for the Huskers because it simply doesn’t happen very often.
”It’s really the level of football at Nebraska,” Coach Johnson explained. “Coming from the South if you are leaving the area to play the game you go to a school that plays great football. It’s a heck of a coup to get a kid to leave.”
The next question for Lundie has to be when will he visit Lincoln? Coach Johnson and Nebraska have started to iron out some dates that will potentially work. It’s down to one of two weekends in Lincoln for an official visit.
”We have talked about the visit to Nebraska. It will either be for the Miami game or for the game against Illinois. We will know more about that later.”