Nebraska football: Huskers squaring off against Tennessee again for WR

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A real recruiting rivalry seems to have blown up between the Nebraska football team and the Tennessee Volunteers. The two are now going for the same wide receiver.

The Nebraska football team is no stranger to recruiting rivalries. A brand new recruiting rivalry has apparently exploded with the Tennessee Volunteers.

The two programs have gone head to head on several recruits this cycle. Two of the top signees for the Huskers 2018 class, Greg Bell and Jaron Woodyard both visited the Vols right before the early signing period began.

Both players, Arizona Western JUCO players that were among the best JUCO players in the country signed with Nebraska. Tennessee did itself one running back that the Cornhuskers had been recruiting as well.

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Now the two teams offered another 2018 wide receiver in Chris Olave.

Olave is one who apparently won’t be signing until the regular February signing day.

That gives both teams the ability to get in some time before he has to make a decision.

The Volunteers and the Huskers are far from the only teams that have offered Olave.

Ohio State, Illinois, and Michigan have all joined the Cornhuskers as far as Big Ten teams looking for the Mission Hills receiver. Olave is considered the 75th best receiver in the class according to Rivals and he’s the 52nd best player in the state of California.

The Nebraska football coaching staff has its hands full with this one. It looks like it’s going to be another long battle against the Volunteers for the services of Chris Olave.