Nebraska Football: Program in the mix for speedy slot corner

Nebraska football is continuing to be active in recruiting,

Nebraska football continues to improve a high level, and now they are in the mix for Florida cornerback Nasir Bowers.

Bowers is a  2022 three-star recruit, the 40th overall cornerrback in his class, and the 49th overall player in his class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports composite rankings. In addition to Nebraska, he also has offers from the likes of Iowa State, USF, and Utah.

Measuring in at 5-foot-9, 168 pounds, speed is the name of the game for him. He is not going to be the tallest corner on the field, but he is going to have a ton of speed. In some of the highlights that I watched, he got down the field fast on kick returns. I would assume that he would fill the role of slot corner for Nebraska.

He would certainly fit nicely at that position. These days, corners are focused on defending outside wide receivers. Slot receivers do not get a ton of attention.  This is where Bowers would be able to help Nebraska. The Big Ten conference is pretty wide open as it is. Having Bowers defend the slot would be a tremendous help to Nebraska. He would give opponents another area to not throw the ball towards. Especially when you look at his closing speed, Bowers would definitely be a nice addition there.

Currently, the 2022 Nebraska recruiting class is non-existent. They do not have any commitments in the class, and now would be a good time to start building the class out. The Huskers need to capitalize on the momentum that they have from the previous two classes, and a commitment from Bowers would certainly get the train rolling in that respect.

Nebraska football has done a good job of recruiting defenders over the past couple of seasons. It will be interesting to see if they can land Bowers. He is not going to be your typical outside corner, but he is a player that can be a multi—faceted asset. Hopefully, Scott Frost and his coaching staff will be able to keep tabs on his recruitment.