Video: Mikale Wilbon has made a jump

Nebraska running back Mikale Wilbon has been an early storyline during fall camp in Lincoln. He's also impressed his head coach.

On Monday Big Red Report highlighted redshirt freshman running back Mikale Wilbon as a player that seemed to be climbing the depth chart

It was before we saw practice on Tuesday night, where the former Chicago prep made multiple nice runs in the Huskers' scrimmage setting. 

His play has caught the attention of his new head coach Mike Riley. 

"I think he's made a big jump from spring practice to today," said Riley. "I think that comes from being able to utilize his ability. He's got ability. We saw it in the offfseason program in the winter." 

Riley points to Wilbon's recent comfort in the offense allowing him to play fast. 

In the spring game, Wilbon busted off a 36-yarder carry, to end up with 42-yards on six carries in the contest. 

While he doesn’t have the experience of Terrell Newby or Imani Cross, position coach Reggie Davis doesn’t seem bothered by it. 

"You have freshman that are faster than seniors, freshman who are stronger than seniors," said Davis in the spring. "You can have a freshman who understands it better than a senior, so I don’t think you should look at just age and say this guy should be playing. You have to really look at the individual and the skill set.”

Originally a Vanderbilt commit, Wilbon opened things up when James Franklin left for Penn State – immediately the Huskers gave him a call.

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