Report: Westerkamp listed as WR on rise

As the number one receiver in a Mike Riley's offense, Nebraska junior Jordan Westerkamp is in for a big year in 2015.

With the graduation of Kenny Bell, Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp is expected by Big Red Report to step into the Huskers' No. 1 receiver spot.

Athlon agrees.

On Tuesday, the magazine/website listed their thoughts on wide receivers expected to breakout this season across the NCAA landscape.

The junior made the list.

"New coach Mike Riley and coordinator Danny Langsdorf produced their share of prolific passing attacks at Oregon State and a few tweaks are coming to Nebraska’s offense in 2015. The Cornhuskers need quarterback Tommy Armstrong to take the next step in his development this season, but the passing game has all of the necessary pieces in place at receiver. Westerkamp was second on the team in 2014 in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns. With Kenny Bell out of eligibility, Westerkamp should slide into the No. 1 receiving role for Armstrong."

Westerkamp joins fellow Big Ten receivers DaeSean Hamilton (PSU), Jalin Marshall (OSU), and J-Shun Harris II ( Indiana) to the make the list.

One of the state of Illinois' most prolific high school receivers of all-time, it's not hard to imagine the junior joining the same company in the Nebraska ranks.

Don't be surprised if Westerkamp becomes the Huskers' first 1,000 yard single-season pass catcher.


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