10 minutes with Keith Williams

Nebraska receiver coach Keith Williams talked with a group of reporters after Wednesday's practice on Wednesday.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska receiver coach Keith Williams wasn’t on the job long in January when he hit the recruiting trail, offering 2015, 2016, and even 2017 talents.

So what was he selling recruits on?

He said it first revolved around why he wanted to be a coach at Nebraska and the offense they would run, shortly after it shifted to the head coach.

”You talk about Coach Riley,” said Williams. “Then on their visit they see the facilities and you talk about how the Big Ten gives you a chance to win a National Championship."

Williams described what he likes on the recruiting trail when looking at a receiver.

"It's the obvious, size, speed, and quickness, but aside from that, I like to see a guy who can catch with his hands when watching the tape or seeing in person," said Williams. "I want to get a guy who catches with his hands and isn't 100 percent a body catcher. Being a body catcher isn't a deal-breaker, but you want to see a guy who catches with his hands and competes."

The wide receiver coach says he also needs a receiver with a plan - someone who is willing to get north and south after catching the football.

For more from Williams, check out Big Red Report’s Red Zone, a member’s forum that features 10 good minutes with the receivers coach.


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