Scott Frost and his staff knew they wanted to bring in plenty of receivers in this recruiting class. Five wideouts just wasn’t enough, apparently.
Andre Hunt, a 3-star receiver, announced Wednesday he would sign with Nebraska. The Huskers beat out Oregon State and San Diego State for Hunt’s commitment.
Offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters identified Hunt as his top receiver target after the early signing period. The constant communication, coupled with a string of in-home visits, certainly helped Nebraska’s case. Hunt was a onetime USC commit but de-committed after he no longer felt like a priority.
— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) February 7, 2018
Nebraska did not make that mistake, and now he is headed to Lincoln.
Weight: 175 pounds
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif. (Paraclete)
Ranking: 3 stars, No. 95 wide receiver, No. 561 prospect overall (247Sports composite)
Committed: Feb. 7
How he fits in: Hunt can take the top off the defense in the right scheme. Expect Nebraska to use him as a slot receiver and out wide. Like everyone else at the position, he will be in a competition for early playing time.
Player evaluation: “[Hunt] has a nice burst, the speed to get deep and can run away from a secondary. He’s an explosive player in the return game and looks like a natural pass catcher as well. He’s very good on wide receiver screen passes and does a nice job making multiple defenders miss in the open field. He probably projects best in the slot but shows the versatility to move around and line up wide or even out of the backfield as well” — Greg Biggins, 247Sports national recruiting analyst