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2019 WR visits Lincoln
It’s a few years away from signing day for 2019 WR Kyren Williams, but the 5-foot-10, 177-pound receiver from St. Louis favors Nebraska, it seems.
Williams, who has an offer from Nebraska, checked out Lincoln last weekend for the second time.
“I liked the offense a lot,” Williams told Rivals.com. “They were very controlling of what they needed to run to get Illinois in different coverages so that they could pass the ball on third downs to pick up the first.”
Williams also hyped up his talks with wide receivers coach Keith Williams, who made his rounds on Saturday with 2017 recruits.
“My relationship with Coach Dub is really good,” Williams said. “Me and Coach had a great conversation while I was up there and had plenty of funny moments as well.”
No. 1 receiver visits Florida
Nebraska target Donovan Peoples-Jones will be in Florida this weekend.
— Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) October 4, 2016
Peoples-Jones, a 5-star prospect from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, visited Nebraska in September when the Huskers hosted Fresno State. He’s the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2017 class.
Recent commit still shopping around
Nebraska’s most recent commit, 3-star DT Deiontae Watts, is still looking at other schools, he told 247Sports recently.
Watts said he’s still getting calls from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC, per 247Sports. He wants to visit Arkansas.
He also gives his biggest reason for committing to Nebraska.
“The number one reason I chose Nebraska is when we went on a tour of the academic center, they explained to us all the tutors and the professors that can help the student athletes, that was a big thing,” he told 247Sports. “Nebraska also really talked about life after football. Some guys won’t make the league and if you don’t, Nebraska has programs that help with finding jobs or education.”
Notable stats for the 2017 class over the weekend:
4-star QB Tristan Gebbia, Calabasas (Calif.) High School: 35-for-51 passing for 503 yards and three touchdowns.
4-star WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., Calabasas (Calif.) High School: Four catches for 103 yards.
3-star TE Reese Leitao, Jenks (Okla.), High School: One catch, 32 yards; 2.5 tackles, one for loss.
4-star WR Jaevon McQuitty, Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.): Four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown; one carry for 67 yards and one touchdown.
3-star DE Robert Porcher, Dr. Phillips High School (Orlando, Fla.): Five tackles, two for loss and one pass breakup.