The Husker football program will add another wide receiver whose father carries a famous football name.

Kade Warner, son of recently selected Hall-of-Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, announced Thursday evening on Twitter that he plans to walk on to Nebraska.

The younger Warner has some game in his own right, having piled up 241 catches for 2,892 yards and 35 touchdowns during his career at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver didn't have an FBS offer, but had the interest of several Power Five schools as far as being a preferred walk-on prospect. His final decision was down to Nebraska and Arizona State.

Kade Warner visited Lincoln this past weekend and told BigRedReport.com upon his departure, "The coaches made me feel like they really wanted me."

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Given that Nebraska's most recent recruiting class ended up with three signees but had room for as many as five, Warner seems a good addition from both a numbers and potential standpoint.

NU signed receivers Tyjon Lindsey, Jaevon McQuitty and Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former No. 1 NFL draft pick Keyshawn Johnson Sr.

This past Husker recruiting class also includes fullback Ben Miles, son of the well-known football coach Les Miles. Continuing with that theme, redshirt freshman receiver J.D. Spielman is the son of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman.

As for Warner, he summed up his decision on Twitter by saying, "Thank you Coach Riley and the Nebraska football staff for giving me an opportunity to pursue an academic and collegiate football career at the University of Nebraska. I look forward to this chapter in my life and joining Big Red Nation!"

Reach the writer at 402-473-7439 or bchristopherson@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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