JUCO WR visiting Huskers in November

It's pretty clear that Nebraska is going to look at bringing in help for next year from the junior college level. Additionally, it seems that Nebraska is more interested in junior college transfers if they are ready to enroll in the spring. The past two years have left the team waiting for junior college help.

B.J. Vickers, 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds (4.6/40), is quickly becoming a popular name in the recruiting world. An All-American Junior College wide receiver from Santa Monica (Calif.) Junior College, he was also a heralded high school recruit from Venice, CA.

"Our season is done now. We were 6-4. We almost had a bowl game, but we needed a team to lose," Vickers said. On the season he was unsure of his exact numbers, but he need that he had over 30 catches of which 10 were for touchdowns.

Those numbers make Vickers very marketable. What also is making Vickers marketable is that he will be graduating this fall with an associate degree in liberal arts. "I'll be able to enroll in January."

Out of high school, Vickers had committed to Louisville. Ironically, Louisville hasn't shown any interest in Vickers since he started at Santa Monica. "I am hearing from California, Arizona, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Utah and Florida State. Schools like that. And Washington. I only have four offers. They are from Nebraska, California, Mississippi State and one other one. I don't know. There is one more though."

"I haven't heard from them (Louisville) at all. So no, I am not really looking at them."

Those that are getting a look though from Vickers can expect for him to take his official visits, in the coming weeks, come to a decision and basically enroll in the next two months. "Yeah I have set up some visits. On November 20 I am going to California versus Stanford. On November 26 I am going to Nebraska versus Colorado. I am supposed to set one up to Arizona and I will be visiting Utah on December 4."

Expect Vickers to take his trips first before coming to a decision. He wants to make the right decision about where to go. Nebraska and Coach Blake share a unique relationship with Vickers though that may help them in the long run.

"I have known him for a while. We met at a football camp when I was in 10th grade. We have kept in touch. He was like a strength and conditioning coach at Venice. He's a good person. I've learned a lot from him. He's just a good person."

"Yeah it could help my decision (knowing Coach Blake). I have to look at the school though and see if it's a place where I can fit in. It is but it isn't."

With the change in staff at Nebraska, a receiver like Vickers may have never considered even looking at Nebraska with the option offense. "I think that it is very good. They brought in coaches from a level that I hope to reach one day. With the West Coast Offense, they need receivers and it is definitely one of the schools that I am considering."


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