Nebraska WR board/wishlist

A look at the 2018 Nebraska wide receiver board at the moment.

Nebraska’s 2017 wide receiver class was good. The quality was there. Three commitments - three four-star prospects.

But another one or two could have been taken. Nebraska will only have one scholarship wide receiver departing after the 2017 season, but the Huskers will likely be taking three in 2018. 

Here is a look at the board. While there is some debate on what position he will play at the next level, no one is questioning if the Los Angeles (California) Hawkins athlete is a four-star talent. Fuller jumped in the Huskers' class a few weeks ago with a surprise announcement.  

"They were actually on campus earlier today and I wasn't planning to commit this early but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that Nebraska is where I wanted to be so why wait any longer," Fuller told's Greg Biggins. "I wanted to get out of Los Angeles and experience something new any way so Nebraska was the perfect spot."

Fuller has yet to visit Nebraska but plans to do so over the spring/summer.

"My coaches are planning that right now for me," Fuller said. "I don't care that I never visited before, I've talked to people who have and everyone says great things about the place. I know I'll like it there and I'm excited to go and check it out over the spring or summer.

"Coach Dubs (Keith Williams) is one of the best WR coaches around and I'm excited to play for him. He has a great reputation as a coach and I know he'll be able to develop me as a player. I think everything just fits for me there. The offense fits me and like I said, the main thing is my comfort level with the coaches. I want to be around those guys and no one was recruiting me harder so that showed me a lot." An early member of the Top 100, Babb is currently the No. 2 prospect in the state of Missouri, behind defensive tackle Michael Thompson (Nebraska offeree). 

Babb isn’t in a hurry to make any sort of decision. He’s looking at multiple schools and we won’t be surprised to see him take his officials.

The competition is going to be stiff. But if Nebraska is serious about doing well in the 500-mile radius, this is the type of player they need to land – a national recruit.

Between Kenny Wilhite’s reputation in St. Louis and Keith Williams as a recruiter, we think Nebraska will be in it until the very end, but ultimately he’s going to be a tough pull likely from Ohio State. The No. 2 wide receiver in the country, Hall is a teammate of Fuller's and former longtime Nebraska target Joseph Lewis in the 2017 class. The seed was planted a long time ago by receiver coach Keith Williams.  

In a recent interview, Hall did not mention Nebraska among six or seven schools, but there is time for Williams to make up ground.

In 2016, Hall recorded 50 catches for 1,164 yards and 11 touchdowns. We think he stays out West, but he is a player Nebraska will continue to pursue during the recruiting process. The IMG Academy standout had a solid phone conversation with Williams just last week and is targeting the Red-White game as a possible visit date.

Moore has 50+ offers at the moment, after he caught 27 passes for 527 yards and eight touchdowns for Yoakum (Texas) high school in 2016.

Moore’s twin brother, Jordan Moore, is currently committed to Texas A&M as an athlete. Another IMG Academy standout, Hightower is a former teammate of Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Tristan Gebbia.

Hightower camped with Nebraska in the summer of 2015 and immediately earned an offer – his first power-five offer at the time.

Now a national recruit, Hightower has 30+ offers. On Wednesday night, the Huskers threw a scholarship offer on the table. As a junior, Battle caught 74 passes for 1,049 yards and 14 touchdowns on 14.2 yards per reception. He currently boasts offers from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Baylor, Auburn, Colorado and Houston among others. 

Battle is a big-framed receiver Nebraska needs in the 2018 recruiting class. Approaching 20+ offers, Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens wide receiver Tommy Bush added Nebraska to his choices last week. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound prospect is quickly becoming one of the most sought after wide receivers in the country the last two weeks. 

“As a family we are carefully observing each offer and we are not going to commit immediately. There are no favorites and we are considering every option.” “It is really only God’s work," Bush told's Greg Powers over the weekend. "I give all glory to him. I work hard, I stay humble. I am just appreciative of the opportunity I am given."

Joining Nebraska are schools such as Florida State, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Michigan State to offer the Texas prep. 

Bush finished with 395 yards and five touchdowns in 2016. His frame has colleges excited about what could be around the goal line at the next level. A St. Louis prep, Brown received a Nebraska offer when he visited in October. A teammate of Kamryn Babb’s, Nebraska would love to land the pair and establish a pipeline at the school after landing Tre Bryant in 2016.


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