LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams is making sure his position group has plenty of rotation during practices. He wants to get everyone a chance. This includes wide receiver Stanley Morgan, a true freshman from Louisiana who flashed during practice on Sunday night for his ability to catch the ball in traffic.
"Love Stanley," said Williams. "I had a relationship with Stan when I was at Tulane. I was able to watch him play and see him at camp. I spoke to him numerous times prior to coming to Nebraska...I'm pleased with his transition to the speed of the game."
Missing the last three games of his high school career due to a shoulder injury, Morgan still managed to record 46 catches for 891 yards and eight touchdowns at St. Augustine high school (LA) in 2014.
“The kids are all impressed. The quarterbacks throwing him the ball during the summertime,” Riley said. “This is just word of mouth, how they like him. And physically, he fits right in right away. Now, we’re pretty deep at this receiver deal, so whether or not he can actually break into a position where he’s playing and we don’t redshirt him, it’s too early for me to say. But as far as first impressions. Very good.”
At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, quarterback Tommy Armstrong was asked about Morgan's work this summer.
"I like how he runs his routes…He's that type of guy who likes to learn, and he learns fast,” said Armstrong. “He takes what you say and fixes it right away. He’s the type of person that talks to you about if he did it right or how he can fix it. That's how you can tell a great player from the rest -- he wants to be better even when he runs a route the right way."