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Jamire Calvin moves up
One of Nebraska’s top receiving targets for the 2017 was upgraded this week.
Jamire Calvin, who is a 3-star prospect on most boards, was moved up to four stars by the recruiting service Scout.
Scout also said Calvin is the most impressive receiver in the state of California, which would include other Nebraska targets, 5-star recruit Darnay Holmes and 5-star recruit Joseph Lewis. Here is Scout’s full analysis:
Jamir Calvin has been on the cusp of picking up a 4th star since the spring but we wanted to see him with the pads first. Through five games this year, no receiver in the state has been more impressive.
Calvin has been simply electric and is good for at least 2-3 big plays every game. Whether it’s taking a short hitch, making a few guys miss and taking it to the house, running a post and blowing past a secondary or returning a punt or kick for a score, Calvin has shown the kind of big ability we wanted to see.
247sports currently gives Nebraska a 75 percent chance of signing Calvin. It sounds like he’d be a steal.
Colorado could become new challenger
Remember that team right to the west that always ruined Nebraska’s fun? They might be back at it again.
Colorado, who is first in the Pac-12 south, is honing in on some of Nebraska’s top targets.
This weekend the Buffs will host 3-star corner Trajon Cotton and 4-star TE Josh Falo, both of whom have offers from Nebraska. Cotton, a 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback from Sacramento, is favored to go to Nebraska by 247sports . Cotton visited Lincoln on Sept. 17.
Falo, a teammate of Cotton’s and the No. 4 tight end in the 2017 class, has expressed interest in Nebraska this season but has not visited.
Colorado is finding some momentum this season on the field, and now, apparently, off of it as well.
Some notable numbers from Huskers commitments from the weekend:
QB Tristan Gebbia (Calabasas High School)
Last game: 21-for-24 for 259 yards and three touchdowns
Season: 143-for-203 for 2,146 yards, 25 touchdowns and five interceptions
WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (Calabasas High School)
Last game: five catches for 85 yards
Season: 28 catches for 469 yards and five touchdowns
OLB Willie Hampton (American Heritage)
Last game: none
Season: 25 tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one interception
TE Reese Leitao (Jenks High School)
Last game: three receptions for 23 yards
Season stats: 21 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns
WR Jaevon McQuitty (Battle High School)
Last game: five catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns; one carry for 67 yards and a touchdown
Season: 35 receptions for 811 yards and 12 touchdowns
FB Ben Miles (Catholic High School)
Last game: 11 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown; one catch for 10 yards
Season: 42 carries for 191 yards and two touchdowns
LB Avery Roberts (Concord High School)
Last game: 11 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble
Season: 52 tackles, four tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles
All ratings are from the 247Sports composite rankings unless otherwise noted.