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Nebraska extended an offer to a 3-star 2017 receiver from North Carolina on Thursday night, continuing its push to sign at least two more receivers for the class.
Emeka Emezie, the No. 16 player in the state and No. 86 receiver in the class, announced his offer on Twitter.
— Emeka (@Emekaemezie) December 23, 2016
Emezie has 12 other offers, including from North Carolina State, Boston College, Kansas, Kentucky and Miami.
He was formerly a North Carolina State commit but decommitted in late September. He’s not been on any visits since then.
Nebraska’s 2017 class has been defined by talk about receivers.
Ever since 4-star Jaevon McQuitty and 3-star Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed this summer, Nebraska has been on a mission to find at least two more receivers for the class.
They’re getting quite close with 3-star Gavin Holmes.
Holmes decommitted from Iowa in late November, and was then offered by a slew of schools.
On Thursday night, Holmes released his top seven schools, which included Arizona State, Baylor, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA and Utah.
— Gavin Holmes (@Gavin_Holmes23) December 23, 2016
Holmes selected Oregon in his top seven despite getting an offer from the Ducks just the day before. UCLA, Baylor and Notre Dame offered Holmes last week.
Of the schools he listed, Nebraska is the only one Holmes has officially visited. He came to Lincoln on Dec. 9.
Recruiting from the inside
Turns out 4-star QB Tristan Gebbia and Johnson Jr. aren’t the only recruits in the 2017 class starting to recruit players to Lincoln via Twitter.
Early enrollee Jaevon McQuitty took to Twitter to encourage 4-star 2018 receiver Kamryn Babb to check out Nebraska.
— Jaevon McQuitty⚡️ (@Yaboyjae19) December 22, 2016
Babb is the No. 2 player in Missouri (as was McQuitty) and the No. 12 receiver in the class. He has an offer from Nebraska, along with Ohio State, Missouri, Arkansas and now Auburn.
If Nebraska can’t pull in enough 2017 receivers, they’ll likely go hard after Babb and other receivers in the 2018 class.