The Nebraska football recruiting staff has apparently cast the net for more quarterbacks despite having a commitment from Denton, TX’s Kevin Dillman. The problem with Dillman’s situation is that he’s recovering from an Achilles injury and turf toe sustained earlier this spring.
Just how badly Dillman’s injured is a mystery, but considering other signal-callers are being courted, his future as a Cornhusker seems murky at best for now.
It looks like the staff isn’t going to wait around to see if he bounces back, nor should it. The Huskers have to put their best interests first, after all.
Nebraska has another impressive signal-caller on the radar who could push Tommy Armstrong, Johnny Stanton and whoever else would be in front of him past the 2014 season.
Jackson and his coach spent some time in Lincoln recently. The 6’3″ 185-pound Boynton Beach, FL native is ranked as the No. 15 dual threat quarterback overall and No. 56 in-state prospect by the 247Sports Composite Index.
He has an impressive list of offers such as Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State and South Carolina among others. His current top five are Auburn, Louisville, UCF, West Virginia and Nebraska according to Huskers Illustrated’s Mike Schaefer.
Schaefer also points out that all schools but Louisville have a quarterback commitment.
However, considering Dillman’s issues and Nebraska looking at other options, the Texan may be given a choice.
Being brought on as a general athlete and giving him a shot under center if earned may be the best case scenario for him.
This is assuming his injuries aren’t worse than originally indicated. In that case, he likely becomes a decommit sooner than later. Between Dillman and Jackson, the Floridian appears to serve the Huskers better at this point.
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