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Jalen Wydermyer discusses interest in Nebraska
The tight end spot in Scott Frost’s offense operate as a hybrid — either as more of a receiver or a true, blocking H-back.
It’s how Jalen Wydermyer sees himself at the next level.
“I think I fit as a hybrid tight end, one that can run routes and also put his hand in the ground to block,” Wydermyer told Land of 10 this week.
Wydermyer, the No. 15 tight end in the class and a 3-star prospect, said tight ends coach Sean Beckton was the one to extend the offer.
“It was a good conversation about what I can do for the team,” Wydermyer said.
At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Wydermyer, from Dickinson, Texas, has speed and athleticism that presents matchup problems in the passing game. If he can be physical in the rushing attack, he can be used as a blocker, too.
Wydermyer mostly remembers Nebraska’s teams from years past, not necessarily during recent times. He said he wants to learn more about the program.
“I knew that Nebraska was a good team that’s consistent, [but] not too much recruiting-wise,” Wydermyer said.
The teams pursuing Wydermyer the hardest are Miami, Texas A&M and Georgia.
“They have been recruiting me the most,” he said.
At this time, Wydermyer doesn’t have plans to visit with the Huskers but is open to the idea of getting to Lincoln at some point. He does not have a commitment timeline, either, meaning Nebraska has time to move into a favorable position with Wydermyer.
”Nebraska fits high on my list of colleges to attend,” he said.
Nebraska’s offers continue
Defensive end Adam Berghorst, 3 stars, Zeeland (Mich.) East
At 6-7 and 245 pounds, Berghorst’s massive frame makes him an intriguing prospect. In-state programs Michigan State and Michigan are the favorites to land him and prevent him from taking his talents beyond Michigan’s borders. He also picked up an offer from Notre Dame during his unofficial visit there on Feb. 21, and Illinois will pursue him, as well.
At his size, don’t be surprised if he transitions to tackle in college.
Wide receiver Ramel Keyton, 4 stars, Marrietta, Ga.
Nebraska is looking to pull top talent out of Georgia, and the offer to Keyton demonstrates that desire. Keyton is the No. 30 receiver in the class and the 169th-ranked overall prospect. Clemson, which hosted him for two unofficial visits last season, is one of the favorites, along with Auburn and Florida. He’s also taken unofficial visits to Georgia and Tennessee.
Penn State is also one of 23 offers for Keyton, who is 6-2 and 280 pounds.
Guard Keiondre Jones, 4 stars, Hoganville (Ga.) Callaway
For a 6-4, 315-pound prospect, Jones carries his weight well. His play has earned him the No. 6 ranking at guard in the class (No. 132 prospect overall). Clemson, which hosted him for an unofficial visit last season and its junior day on Jan. 20, is one of the favorites for him, along with Ohio State and Florida State. Don’t rule out the possibility of Jones playing tackle in college; he’s athletic and versatile enough to play either.
DE Michael Fletcher, 4 stars, Flint (Mich.) Carman-Ainsworth
Back to Michigan for this offer, and it’s another defensive end, too. Fletcher is 6-6 and 290 pounds, and like Berghorst, the perceived leaders for him are Michigan and Michigan State. Georgia recently offered and Fletcher will take an unofficial visit there this weekend. Last weekend, he checked out Kentucky. He visited with both the Spartans and Wolverines in January.
Fletcher is the No. 27 strongside defensive end in the class (No. 335 overall).
Athlete Jaylin Simpson, 4 stars, Saint Simons Island (Ga.) Frederica Academy
Nebraska offered Simpson’s teammate, Jashawn Sheffield, this week as well, so Nebraska has developed an affinity for the program there. The favorite for the 5-11 prospect is Florida State, with Clemson, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State also contending for the No. 18 athlete in the country.
Simpson holds 18 offers. He projects as a defensive back in college.
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