Nebraska Football: Rehabbing Will Nixon could be important for future

Nixon could be a major part of Nebraska football forward

As the Nebraska football season continues, we are getting updates into the rehabs of some players who will not see the field this year, but may have an impact next year. One of those players is wide receiver Will Nixon.

In speaking to the media on Tuesday , wide receivers coach Matt Lubick indicated that he is happy with the work Nixon has done. As some of you may recall, he suffered from an ACL injury in July, and now is on the mend.

I was really excited about the prospect of Nixon being a part of this offense. I indicated that he was an important depth piece, and allowed Nebraska’s some flexibility at the wide receiver position. With the departure of Marcus Fleming earlier this week, Nixon may be able to be a major piece of the offense once he heals from his injury.

Truthfully, I think he is going to be one of the better recruits to come to Lincoln in recent memory. As a recruit, he was ranked the 115th overall wide receiver, and the 94th overall player in his class from the state of Texas per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

He is tremendously fast, and defenders have to make the initial tackle on him, or else he will find his way to the end zone. He is also a very good route runner, and I’m excited to see what he can do in Lincoln. He fits well in this offense . A lot of this offense is predicated on getting the wide receivers the football and letting them work. Nixon certainly has the ability to make big-time plays in open space

I’m encouraged to hear the good prognosis, and I’m excited to see what Lubick can get out of him. Nixon certainly is capable of getting reps in Lincoln, and he could be a bigger piece of the offense. If the last couple of days have taught us anything, it is that the blue-collar players may be a better option for the program in terms of recruiting direction.

Hopefully, Nixon will be ready to go by next year. With a good crop of receivers coming to Lincoln in 2021, Nebraska football should be stacked. In what has been a difficult season to this point, there is hope on the horizon. Nixon may not be a big-time recruit, but he could be the glue guy that holds an ever-changing wide receiver unit together moving forward.