The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Tuesday through Friday nights when we recap Nebraska recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
McQuitty’s new highlight tape
One of Nebraska’s wide receiver commits has been quietly dominating all season.
Jaevon McQuitty, a 4-star wide receiver from Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., finished this season with 39 receptions for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns. The senior is out for the rest of the year with a shoulder injury, according to the Columbia Tribune.
McQuitty’s stats as a senior are better than his sophomore and junior years combined. McQuitty’s shoulder injury isn’t serious, so he should be healthy when he comes to Nebraska.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pound receiver will likely fill senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp’s role as a slot receiver next season.
A compilation of his highlights went live on Youtube on Wednesday. Here they are:
Joseph Lewis’ odds go up
The odds that Joseph Lewis commits to Nebraska bumped up a bit.
Mike Schaefer of Huskers Illustrated predicted on Thursday that Lewis would end up at Nebraska. 247sports Crystal Ball predictions now have Lewis at a 15-percent chance he’ll sign with Nebraska, which is second highest to only USC. Lewis has visited Nebraska three times and USC zero times.
— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) November 10, 2016
In last week’s predictions of who will be in Nebraska’s 2017 class, The Harvest also predicted Lewis would join the Huskers. And Bryan Munson, a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, also thinks Lewis will end up in Lincoln.
Lewis is a 5-star wide receiver from Los Angeles and the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2017 class. He would be the highest-rated recruit in Nebraska’s history if he does sign.
Tim Miles high on Nana Akenten
Nebraska basketball’s only recruit in the 2017 class signed his letter of intent on Wednesday night
— Nana Akenten. ? (@nbasfuture) November 10, 2016
Coach Tim Miles can finally talk about his new recruit, and did so in a press release on Thursday, calling Akenten “one of the most underrated kids out there this year.”
“He has tremendous work ethic and commitment to the game,” Miles said. “He is an exceptional athlete. He can really guard, his shooting ability is excellent and his range looks effortless. He will be expected to come in and help us immediately, and I know Nana is up for that challenge.”
Akenten averaged 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and a steal his junior year at Bolingbrook High School in Illinois.
“We are thrilled to have a young man like Nana join our program,” Miles said. “He brings so many attributes that will help our team, on and off the court. He is a great kid with a strong support group around him in his mother Margaret and his coaches Quintin Garrison and Rob Brost, who run an excellent program at Bolingbrook High.”