Jolly might visit Huskers

It's been said before that a recruit wants to get away from home, but not too far away. That is exactly what Jordan Jolly, a 6-foot-1 and 170-pound wide receiver from Sugar Land (Texas) Elkins, has on his mind. Jolly is a receiver that can give a team that long ball threat, but can also go across the middle and be effective in the shorter to intermediate game. What are his thoughts right now?

The spring is over for just about all the programs in Texas. Jordan Jolly and his Sugar Land (Texas) Elkins team needed this spring to come together as a team and fill in the holes left by last year's seniors.

"It went good this spring," Jolly said. "We really needed to come together. We lost our quarterback. We needed to work together and get our unit back. It was about timing and chemistry."

Jolly wanted to take a step forward too as a player. He wanted to work on his focus on the ball as well as his routes, particularly his cuts.

"Personally I wanted to get better at focusing more on the ball. I also run my routes well right now, but they can be better and crisper; coming out of my breaks better."

Jolly can hurt you down the field or across the middle. Basically, he can just make plays with the ball in his hands.

"I am a down-field threat and I can make catches when they count. I also have the ability to come across the middle and make plays."

There are five offers on the table right now for Jolly, but no favorites out of that five. Jolly hasn't had a chance to really think about his favorites of his offers.

"I have five offers right now. They are from Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Purdue and Nebraska. I haven't had a chance to think about my favorites out of that group."

There is going to be a big hurdle that out of state schools are going to have to get over with Jolly immediately. After that, teams that are not in a city are going to have a problem convincing Jolly to come to their school.

"One is distance. I really don't want to go away too far. It would be nice to get away a little bit, but not too far. Number two is environment. I want a place to move around and have fun."

Jolly had a great junior year last year and averaged over 20 yards per catch. He also starred on special teams for Elkins, but was unaware of his stats as a punt returner.

"I had 35 catches for 719 yards and eight touchdowns. I don't know what my punt returns stats were. I was first team all-district as a receiver. I set two school records. One was most touchdowns in a season and tied the touchdowns in a game (three)."

The latest offer Jolly got came from Nebraska. He got that offer just last week and has had a chance to talk to the Nebraska staff about their offer. The Huskers are going to have to work out the distance issue with Jolly over an official visit.

"I got the Nebraska offer last Tuesday, probably. It's a good offer. It's a good opportunity. I was appreciative of that offer by Nebraska.

"Coach Mike Ekeler is my recruiting coach and he told me it would be a great experience to play in front of 80,000 fans at Nebraska and that I could possibly play early.

"Distance is a factor. It might be too far away for me. Probably, but right now I don't know. I would like to take an official there this fall to find that out for sure."

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