Legacy prospect with unique background to visit Nebraska football

"Nebraska Football is ramping up its recruiting strategies, considering options for 2024 and beyond. What does the future hold for the Cornhuskers?

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Nebraska Football will be looking to capitalize off of the Dylan Raiola signing in December as a potential avenue to draw in other recruits. Despite only being a junior, and among a list of other talented players, some are eagerly awaiting the arrival of another legacy recruit from a different sport.

Corey Simms Jr. is planning on visiting the Nebraska campus later in January. Nebraska Football will be in line for a group of interested suitors for the services of Simms two seasons from now. Among his other potential landing spots (a list that will undoubtedly continue grow) are Penn State, Michigan, and Missouri.

Recently finishing up for junior season at Christian Brothers College High School, in St. Louis Missouri, he will now be taking the college campus rounds to find his upcoming destination. According to an On3 report, Simms is going to make sure that Lincoln is one of his stops.

Continuing to add to the sons of former players at the university, Corey Simms Sr. was known as a defensive stopper during his playing days for the basketball team. While the younger Simms may always have been interested in joining Nebraska Football, the prospect of catching passes from Dylan Raiola likely helps to pique his interest.

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Simms played in high school as a two way player, though he is being recruited as a wide receiver. Amassing an impressive 79 catches for 1,049 yards and 12 touchdowns, Lining up with another great wide receiver prospect, and recent Oregon Ducks flip Jeremiah McClellan .

Simms had arguably his single largest contribution this year in a playoff game that McClellan was forced to miss due to a foot injury. Simms had two touchdowns, and a potential game saving chase down tackle on an interception to lead his team to the next round of the playoffs.

He is someone that has good instincts, seems to have ease in getting open, and has good hands. While it is still early in the recruiting process, and a lot can of course change from now and fall of 2025, a good in-person impression could pay dividends for the future of Nebraska Football.