Nebraska lands WR J.D. Spielman

Nebraska has landed three-star Eden Prairie (MN) high school wide receiver J.D. Spielman.

After visiting Lincoln for the second time last week, Nebraska has landed three-star Eden Prairie (MN) high school wide receiver J.D. Spielman. The 2016 prospect made it official on Twitter Saturday afternoon. 

"After taking many visits, being able to meet different coaches, seeing different campuses, and talking it over with my parents and family, I'm extremely blessed to say that I have committed to play D-1 football at the University of Nebraska," said Spielman in a message on Twitter. 

The son of Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, J.D. had a final list of Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa State and Iowa. He currently is 5-foot-9 and 175-pounds. 

"Nebraska said they are looking for a guy who can be a vertical threat as well as be able to run the ball out of sweeps," said Spielman, in a previous interview with

Wide receiver coach Keith Williams was Spielman's lead recruiter and played a major factor. 

"He's an awesome guy," said Spielman. "He's always got something to say and might be one of the funniest coaches I've talked to."

Minutes after Spielman's Twitter announcement, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley went to social media to welcome the wide receiver. 

"The Huskers got better today, excited about the 2016 class! #GBR" - Mike Riley 

Spielman is Nebraska's 15th player in the 2016 class - none of which were wide receivers before today. It became obvious after two sit down 1-on-1s last week with Riley, the soon to be senior was a high priority. 


In addition to his famous father, J.D's uncle is former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman. 

Spielman is also an outstanding lacrosse player who was once committed to Ohio State in lacrosse. He later decided to pursue playing football in college.

“It really improves your vision because you run with your eyes up, looking downfield, ” Spielman's head football coach Mike Grant told the Omaha World Herald. “And it gives you balance.”

Spielman is the first commit from the state of Minnesota for Nebraska since joining the Big Ten. 

"Proud of nephew @jdspielman10 for choosing @HuskerFBNation," said former NFL vet Chris Spielman on Twitter. "Great fans and a great place to play college football . You earned it!"

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