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Michigan State vs. Nebraska, 11.17

Nebraska offensive coordinator Troy Walters watches warmups prior to the Michigan State game at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17.

Nebraska offensive coordinator and receivers coach Troy Walters has a new addition to his position group. 

"He’s an explosive playmaker," Walters said in a video produced by the school. "He can help us in the return game and can also hep us as a receiver. He’s fast, he has tremendous ball skills — that’s one thing you’ll notice early on is he has tremendous ball skills."

The Huskers signed Jamie Nance, Darien Chase and Wandale Robinson in December — Nance and Robinson are already on campus — and now are up to 10 scholarship receivers in a room that head coach Scott Frost, Walters and the staff felt needed to be rebuilt and restocked quickly when they arrived here in December 2017.

"We added a tremendous playmaker to the offensive side of the field," Walters said. "He’s a 10.6 (seconds) in the 100-meter dash. He brings that explosiveness that we need. One thing to know is that his nickname is 'Peanut.' So if you call him Demariyon, he may not respond. Husker fans, you’ve got to know him as Peanut." 

At Millwood High, Houston was part of a program that had a 39-game winning streak and won back-to-back state titles before falling in the championship game this fall. 

"A fine young man, he comes from a winning program, his school has won numerous state championships, so he brings that winning culture to Nebraska," Walters said. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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