Huskers set to host speedy ATH

The need for speed is a simple premise. You either have speed or you are chasing it. Simple. Nebraska is looking for a receiver that can get on the outside and stretch the field vertically. Nebraska has gone into Louisiana who is committed to another school and convinced him to take a look at Lincoln.

The Huskers have lost the commitment of Wallace Franklin, but are looking at someone to quickly take his place. Lionel Breaux is a possible replacement.

The 5-foot-11.5 and 185-pound Breaux has some serious speed. He is ranked in the top 10 in Louisiana in the 200 and 800. He is already back to running for track since the conclusion of football.

"We are running track and field," Breaux said. "We started last week. Outdoor track starts in March."

Breaux is looking at taking a couple of visits this month to take a look around. He will be up in Lincoln this weekend to get a closer look at things.

"I am going to Nebraska this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing the team, meeting the coaches there and seeing how the players are."

"Coach Jay Norvell has told me about the program, about the graduation rate and that everyone around is really nice and supports the team."

Breaux is listed as a commitment to Ole Miss, but he admits that there was some pressure to accept it then and there. Even though he has a spot with Ole Miss, Breaux will take some trips.

"My commitment to Mississippi was because the offer was on the table then and I had to take it or leave it. I have a spot with them, but I am going to take a look around. Besides Nebraska I am going to take a visit to Arkansas the weekend after the Nebraska trip."


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