Nebraska is exploring all avenues to bolster its depth heading into the 2020 season.
For the second time in as many weeks, that means adding a graduate transfer as a walk-on.
This time around, that's former University of South Dakota wide receiver Levi Falck.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder tweeted, "excited for the opportunity to play another season of football at the University of Nebraska." While he didn't specifically say he had committed, the Journal Star has learned that he plans to enroll as a walk-on with the Huskers.
Falck is a Circle Pines, Minnesota, native. As a sophomore at USD, an FCS school, he was second on the team in receptions with 45 for 492 yards and two touchdowns. Then in 2019, he played in just six games and had eight catches for 85 yards.
Last week, NU added a walk-on graduate transfer kicker from LSU in Connor Culp. The Huskers also still have one scholarship remaining that it can use ahead of the 2020 season. It's certainly possible Nebraska could target another wide receiver with that spot, as well.
Falck's addition continues what is already a major overhaul for Nebraska at the wide receiver position. The Huskers signed five scholarship receivers in the 2020 class — junior college standout Omar Manning plus Zavier Betts, Marcus Fleming, Will Nixon and mid-year enrollee Alante Brown. They also added a well-thought-of walk-on in Ty Hahn, whose already drawn comparisons from Frost to a scholarship player.
That group, along with a smaller set of returners highlighted by sophomore Wan'Dale Robinson, will all learn and play under a new coach this year in first-year offensive coordinator and receivers coach Matt Lubick.
The latest updates from the Nebraska football recruiting trail
Campus and in-home visits are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. But recruiting isn't necessarily slowing down. Here's the latest from the Huskers.
Jared Bubak, a Lincoln Christian graduate and former Arizona State tight end, announced that he's going to grad transfer to Nebraska.
Three-star wide receiver Shawn Hardy II became the Huskers' eighth verbal commitment on Friday.
The Bellevue West standout achieved the necessary grade on a Friday test, which cleared him to qualify at Nebraska.
Nebraska is adding another walk-on kicker to its ranks, but this one has some high-level Division I experience.
Scott Frost, who played against Heinrich Haarberg's Kearney Catholic in high school, personally extended the offer to the Class of 2021 QB.
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Patrick Payton is listed at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, and had offers from several schools including Florida, FSU and Miami.
Nebraska made a offers to a pair of defensive linemen, including a three-star recruit with offers from a small handful of Power-5 schools.
Branson Yager was planning to wait until after the pandemic to make his decision. But with his family on board, he called the Huskers back.
An important channel for Husker football, the juco level is experiencing repercussions from the pandemic with scarce resources.
The Cornhuskers are going to have to fight to keep a talented set of underclassmen from within the state border away from high-profile schools.
Both are considered three-star prospects by recruiting services.
Last year, Nebraska had six different players attempt a field goal. Now it has four walk-on commits at the position.
California quarterback (and Husker target) Peter Costelli will be deciding on a school later than originally planned, and he's not the only one.
Who said it was a slow recruiting time? Check in on Nebraska's progress, which includes two four-star defenders having NU on their final lists.
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Nebraska continues to offer quarterbacks, as Alex Orji marks the third known offer extended to a Class of 2022 signal-caller.
Nebraska might not be able to host recruits on campus this spring, but the Huskers joined several other high-major schools in offering Nicco Marchiol.
Considering it's just about all the coaching staff can do at this point, there's plenty of recruiting talk to be had. Take a drive.
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Paul says he has near daily communication with members of the coaching staff, building a "strong bond" that eventually sealed his commitment.
The state boasts two nationally-ranked players in the Class of 2022, including the top outside linebacker in the country.
The NU target was in a coach’s office when the NCAA banned all on- and off-campus recruiting activities. But e’s taking the disruption in stride.
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