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Recruiting: Linebackers and receivers a priority

Recruiting: Linebackers and receivers a priority

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It's not a bye week as far as Husker recruiting is concerned.

While Bo Pelini and the coordinators remain in Lincoln, all position coaches are spending some time on the road through Friday.

"I like where we are. With the scholarships we have to offer, I think we're in pretty good shape," Pelini said Wednesday night during his radio appearance on the Husker Sports Network.

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While the Huskers have 12 commits in pocket, the head coach named off two positions in particular that NU needs to strengthen in this cycle.

"The wide receiver position and linebacker, probably those are the two biggest concerns right now, where we got to start solidifying some things," Pelini said.

The Huskers have one wide receiver on its commit list (Nekyle Lundie of Stone Mountain, Ga.) and no linebackers.

But there is a recruiting announcement from another receiver to keep tabs on Friday, with Stanley Morgan of New Orleans apparently planning to make his decision.

Morgan has some impressive offers -- Clemson, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee and UCLA, among them -- but has only taken an official visit to Nebraska (for the Illinois game) and an unofficial to Tulane.

His visit to Lincoln apparently made a pretty big impression on Morgan, too, with the receiver telling he likes how he could potentially be used in Nebraska's offense.

"I like the fit on offense," Morgan told the recruiting site. "They are not selfish. When they can run they will run and when they can pass they will pass. They like me as a "X", but I think that I can play both spots."

It perhaps doesn't hurt that the Huskers have started to build a bit of a pipeline into New Orleans, taking three players out of the city in the last class.

The 6-foot, 185-pound receiver from St. Augustine High School is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN, with three stars from 247Sports and Scout.

Here's Morgan's Hudl highlight page.


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