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Nebraska recruiting Braedin Huffman-Dixon vigorously
Nebraska offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters, who recruits California for the Huskers, looks for talent at all positions. But if he finds an addition for his wide receivers room along the way, so much the better.
Walters landed one receiver, Andre Hunt, from California in the 2018 recruiting class. Now, he seems intent on finding one in this class, too. He’s got his eye on 4-star recruit Braedin Huffman-Dixon, who attends state football powerhouse Mater Dei in Santa Ana.
“The [schools] I’m in contact the most with who seem to be prioritizing me a lot right now are Oregon, Arizona State, Nebraska and Colorado,” Huffman-Dixon told Greg Biggins of 247Sports. “I talk to all of those schools on a daily basis, stay in contact with the coaches and text them regularly as well.”
Former Huskers cornerbacks coach Donte Williams, who is now the outside linebackers coach at Oregon, has become Huffman-Dixon’s contact point with the Ducks. Williams has recruited California proficiently.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Huffman-Dixon is the No. 39 wide receiver and No. 241 overall prospect in the class. He is 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds.
Huffman-Dixon has visited Arizona State, where linebackers coach Antonio Pierce is in charge of recruiting Southern California. The two already have built a relationship. The No. 29 prospect in California said he hopes to check out the other two schools that are in hot pursuit.
“I really want to get to Colorado and Nebraska too and right now. I’m just figuring out how many official visits I’ll take in the spring versus wait until the fall,” Huffman-Dixon said. “I know I want to take all five of my trips, and I’m in no hurry to make a decision here so I have plenty of time to work that out.”
That’s good news for Nebraska, which doesn’t have the flexibility to host members of the 2019 class on official visits until August.
A pair of local programs also could be in the mix.
“I’m talking with USC and UCLA as well,” Huffman-Dixon said. “[Running backs coach DeShaun] Foster is the one recruiting me for UCLA, and he’s trying to get me to come up for a visit so I’m looking into that.”
USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin is Huffman-Dixon’s primary recruiter.
“I was at USC’s junior day last month and had a great time … I have a good relationship with the staff there. I know they have offered a few receivers already so it could be a first-come, first-serve thing, but like I said, I want to play this out and not rush into anything until I’m 100 percent good with my decision.”
Based on those comments, it’s likely the Trojans will not wait and hold a spot for Huffman-Dixon, sending the two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions — the only forecasts for the receiver thus far — into question.
Cameron Coleman will transfer back to St. Louis for senior season
In news about another wide receiver target for Nebraska, 4-star prospect Cameron Coleman will be leaving IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior season, he confirmed to Land of 10 on Tuesday. Instead, he will play at Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis. He played his junior season with IMG, a powerhouse prep program that brings in top talent from across the country.
MaxPreps.com tracked Coleman for only 137 receiving yards on 15 catches and 1 touchdown in 6 games for IMG last season.
Coleman has been a Nebraska target for some time, back to his original St. Louis playing days. The Huskers held a seat at the table even as he transferred to IMG and picked up 11 offers. Tennessee and Florida are other contenders for him.
Coleman is the No. 26-ranked receiver in the class and the No. 139 overall prospect.
Nick Henrich schedules big visit
Notre Dame will host linebacker Nick Henrich for an unofficial visit next month, according to 247Sports’ Kevin Sinclair. The visit is scheduled to take place the weekend of April 21, which reportedly will be a key recruiting weekend for the Irish.
Nebraska would like to host Henrich, the Omaha Burke standout, before that weekend at one of its junior days. They obviously would like to have him again in Lincoln for the spring game on April 21.
Henrich is the No. 10 inside linebacker in the class and the No. 2 prospect in Nebraska in the 2019 class. Nebraska has identified him as a priority target with the clear goal of convincing him to play his college ball in his home state.
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