Huskers look good to Texas WR

Nebraska doesn't have a difficult sell at wide receiver. The Huskers want to throw the football and they aren't afraid to put freshmen out on the field to make plays. This wide receiver has been holding a Nebraska offer for a while now and is now up to over 25 offers. He has a list of teams that he is most interested right now and Nebraska makes the cut.

The Huskers have offered Uzoma Nwachukwa from Allen (Texas) along with about two dozen other schools. The 6-foot-0 and 186-pound Nwachukwa is a polished receiver that has made an impact on his team since his sophomore year.

"Yes sir, I will be a three year starter," Nwachukwa said. "My stats last year weren't as good as my sophomore year because we had Dan Buckner, but I still received honorable mention all-district both years."

Nwachukwa had 37 receptions for 617 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore, narrowly missing on sophomore of the year honors in his district to Rex Burkhead. As a junior he hauled in 22 receptions for 335 yards and six scores.

"I think that I have good ability as a wide receiver," said Nwachukwa. "I am good at route running, I have good speed, I can break tackles and I have good hands."

To date, Nwachukwa is sitting on around 25 offers. While Nwachukwa says that he is staying open and looking at everyone he admits that there is a short list of schools that pique his interest.

"I would say Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wisconsin all interest me. All of those schools have already offered me too."

When Nwachukwa makes his decision he will be looking at playing time, location and chemistry with the coaching staff. He is figuring a lot of that out through past trips and has set up trips to some other schools this summer.

"I have been to Texas A&M twice, once for their spring game and once for junior day. I also went to a practice at Oklahoma. This summer I am planning on making more trips.

"I am going to Texas camp, going to Notre Dame, Colorado, Texas A&M again, Arkansas and Kansas. I am still working on some plans to maybe visit Nebraska."

While the Huskers appear to be on the outside looking in with Nwachukwa for a visit this summer it's not because he isn't interested. The Nebraska coaches have been saying the right things to him.

"I speak to Coach J.P. (John Papuchis) a lot. Nebraska is a school that I definitely interested in. I am just not sure right now when I will be able to visit. I am still working on that one.

"I know from talking to Coach J.P. that Nebraska is looking to open up their offense and throw the ball. They need wide receivers and I know about the new coaches that Nebraska has."

All schools that are recruiting Nwachukwa as a wide receiver with the exception of Virginia. Virginia has told Nwachukwa that they like him on the defensive side of the ball at cornerback.

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