Nebraska might bolster pass rush with JUCO products

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said the Huskers are five to six players short when it comes to pass rushers.

LINCOLN, Neb. - After multiple junior college defensive scholarship offers were extended over the weekend, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley was asked on Monday about the thought of adding junior college prospects to the roster this recruiting class. 

Riley was specifically asked about pass rush and if the Huskers' might look to add depth there before next season. 

“There are some areas like that, that we will look at," said Riley. "Depth at linebacker and a guy that can play immediately is another area because we don’t have enough of those guys. It might even be an outside back or type that can rush the passer. We don’t have enough of those guys on the team. We’re probably five or six short of those kind of people. We are looking. Might they come from the junior college ranks? Yes, but you've got to be right in the junior college recruiting. So everything that we can do to be right there. Same thing goes for anybody that can provide coverage ability in the secondary. You’ve got to be right there, but we don’t have enough of those guys as we’ve already gone through our depth and getting ready for this game.”

While at Oregon State, Riley often used junior college defensive players to bolster his team.


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