It was not a silent bye week after all.
The Nebraska football team needs some wide receiver help in the 2015 recruiting class. Bo Pelini said it earlier this week. On Friday, NU received an addition from New Orleans, a city that is quickly becoming a pipeline to the program.
Wide receiver Stanley Morgan, of St. Augustine High School, became the 13th recruit in Nebraska’s 2015 class, making the announcement on a New Orleans TV station late Friday night after his team’s game.
He confirmed it later on Twitter with a simple “Nebraska commit” tweet.
The receiver had spoken previously about how he likes how he could fit into Nebraska’s offense, telling recruiting site BigRedReport.com: “They are not selfish. When they can run they will run and when they can pass they will pas. They lime me as an ‘X’ (receiver), but I think that I can play (multiple) spots.”
Morgan joined Nekyle Lundie (Stone Mountain, Georgia) as wide receivers in the class, and becomes the fifth recruit from the New Orleans area in the past three classes.
The Huskers signed wide receivers Glenn Irons, Jariah Tolbert and linebacker Jaevon Walton from the Big Easy in the 2014 class. And in 2013, Nebraska plucked tight end Cethan Carter from the area. Add to it Morgan and running back commit Kendall Bussey from the 2015 class, and it’s six from the area in three years.
“The one thing that really sticks out in my mind is how fearless he is,” Rivals mid-south recruiting analyst Jason Howell told HuskerOnline.com. “If the ball is in the air, he’s going to go up and he’s going to grab it.”
Morgan had plenty of scholarship offers — Clemson, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee and UCLA, among others — but had only taken an official visit to Nebraska (for the Illinois game) and an unofficial trip to Illinois.
The 6-foot, 185-pound receiver is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN, and has three stars from 247Sports and Scout.
Morgan had more than 800 yards receiving as a sophomore and backed it up with 66 catches for 1,077 yards last year as a junior for the 5-A school that produced former Husker receiver/return specialist Tyrone Hughes.