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Meet the players who plan to don Husker red in the coming years.

High school

My school: Blanchard, Oklahoma.

This week: The Lions have a 5-1 record going into Friday’s game against Madill.

Position: Wide receiver.

Rankings: ranks Nance as a three-star prospect. He’s the sixth-ranked player in Oklahoma in the 2019 class.

Season highlight play: “When we played Newcastle, I had a screen pass and I just hit the outside and then I cut across all the way and I scored. It was about 50 yards.”

Other sports: Track.

The college life

Projected position at NU: Wide receiver.

First contact with the Huskers: “I think it was about my eighth offer. When I first got that call, I didn’t really know much about Nebraska. I knew them just from our wrestling team, because they go up there in the summer. And the next thing you know I got in more contact with coach (Ryan) Held. He’s coached in Oklahoma, so we related a lot. The next thing you know I’m committing there.”

My final schools: TCU, Notre Dame and Nebraska.

Date committed: June 29.

If I wrote my recruiting profile

Height: 6-foot-0.

Weight: 160-pounds.

Quick hits

On his decision to graduate high school early and enroll at Nebraska in January: “Just to get up to Nebraska early and get the feel of it and get a head start on getting to know the plays and stuff. Just to try and get a better chance of playing, and starting.”

On if he thinks about Nebraska differently after the Huskers’ 0-5 start to this season: “No, not at all. I look at the loyalty, the position, how I’m going to impact the team, why I committed there in the first place. I’m the type of guy where I want to go to a school and play, obviously, but also to get to turn around a program. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”

On Blanchard, a town of about 8,000 people about 30 miles from Oklahoma City: “My town is small. We’re 4A. We’re known for baseball, but we built up on football, winning our second state championship in 2012. We’ve had a lot of good athletes come out of here. It’s just a small town. Everybody knows each other. It’s a good place to live.”

— Brent C. Wagner


Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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