Nebraska Football: Zavier Betts making important strides

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Nebraska football has a talented freshman on their hands.

When it comes to the Nebraska football wide receivers, there is no doubt that there is intrigue and excitement in regards to what they can do. One player whose name I have been hyping up this offseason is wide receiver Zavier Betts.

Betts has the speed to really stretch the field and get the job done. So far, it sounds like he is impressing the Nebraska football coaches and that he could crack to the rotation very soon.

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Offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick indicated that Betts was making strides on the field. This is good news to hear, as I always thought he would be a huge part of the equation moving forward. Earlier in the spring, you saw me talk about what Betts could bring to the table, and if he and Omar Manning could form a dynamic duo.

A lot has changed since then, especially since we don’t know exactly what Manning’s status is. Even still, it sounds like Betts will be able to hold up his end of the things right away. With how young the Nebraska football wide receiver depth is, I personally could see Betts crack the starting rotation sooner rather than later for Nebraska.

"“All three of those guys we’ve seen improvement,” Lubick said when asked specifically about Zavier Betts, and redshirt freshmen Jamie Nance and Demariyon Houston. “Really good attitudes. Zavier is the newest out of all those guys. He’s really the last two weeks come on, and has a chance to help us. That’s a challenge for a freshman. And then the other two guys, they were both here last year, and they’ve all taken steps."

I’ll be honest, I do not particularly care what class any of these guys are in. Whether they are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, that really doesn’t matter to me. What does matter to me is that they can help right away. If Betts can do that then so be it. He should be able to bring a level of speed, and size that Nebraska has not had in quite some time. They always had the speed, they never had the combination of the two at wideout.

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As long as he keeps progressing, that’s a great sign. In what has been an odd offseason, I would not blame him for struggling or not making improvements right away. He is going to be a huge part of Nebraska football’s future, and it sounds like he is already impressing the coaching staff.