Nebraska Assistant Coach Keith Williams Talks 2017 Numbers

Nebraska wide receiver coach Keith Williams talks about the numbers in the 2017 class at the wide receiver spot.

The Scout.com online database goes back to 2002 and in the last 15 years Nebraska has never landed two four-star receivers in the same class.

If things go as planned at the moment, the Huskers will have two four-star receivers in 2017 and possibly even more.

Fresh off landing California prep Keyshawn Johnson Jr. this week, Nebraska continues to chase wide receiver talent. The list includes players:

http://www.scout.com/player/193378-tyjon-lindsey/news?year=2016

http://www.scout.com/player/193382-joseph-lewis?s=73

http://www.scout.com/player/198200-jamire-calvin?s=204

http://www.scout.com/player/203740-grant-calcaterra/recruiting

http://www.scout.com/player/190398-tarik-black

http://www.scout.com/player/193659-mark-webb

http://www.scout.com/player/198193-devonta-smith

http://www.scout.com/player/200988-jeremiah-holloman

http://www.scout.com/player/204228-maurice-bell

http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1643410-jeremiah-hawkins-checks-out-cal

http://www.scout.com/player/177672-taariq-johnson

Nebraska wide receiver coach Keith Williams is satisfied with the talent in the room, but says he will never turn good players away.  Nebraska will graduate three wide receivers after the 2016 season, meaning it’s very likely the Huskers will have a little more room at the position in the 2017 class despite having two commitments already.

“In terms of bodies, it’s good numbers. You are always looking for as many good players as you can, but the room is talented overall,” said Williams. “(The 2017 number) is fluid. We haven’t put a number on it. I have asked. No one wants to give me…

“You don’t want to say a number because then you start feeling you are going to turn somebody away, or that you need to.”


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