Nebraska football gets another vote of confidence with top WR prospect

  • The Nebraska football team has its work cut out for it in regards to Cortez Mills.
  • Still, yet another recruiting analyst believes they could be a dark horse.
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One of the most interesting recruiting battles that the Nebraska football team is engaged in this cycle is the one involving a 4-star wide receiver out of Florida. It’s most interesting because the battle for Cortez Mills seems as though it’s going to have twists and turns for the foreseeable future.

Mills is still seen by most recruiting analysts as a lean towards the Miami Hurricanes. However, one 247Sports recruiting analyst in Tom Loy believes there’s a chance that the Huskers can turn things around and flip Mills. He’s not the only one who thinks there’s space for the Nebraska football team to make inroads.

Appearing on the 247Sports Podcast last week, Andrew Ivins also mentioned that he thinks the Huskers have done a very good job in trying to get Cortez Mills to Lincoln. 

“Matt Ruhl did that when he was at Temple,” Ivins said. “He did that when he was at Baylor and he scored big. I mean, Tyquan Thornton at Baylor was a kid he pulled out of Miami Dade. So Cortez Mills to me, that's the one where I'm like, okay, let's see if they can get him up to Lincoln.”

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Like Loy before him, Ivins believes that the Huskers might be able to pull a 4-star receiver out of their pockets. Ivins thinks Rhule could do it because of who he has throwing to Mills should be join the Nebraska football team.

I think about the quarterbacks they have or the quarterbacks they could have. Raiola, TJ Lateef, Cortez Mills, dynamic route runner. I think that's where he really excels at creating separation. I get fired up about that potential marriage between those two, and I think they need this type of wide receiver. This is what Nebraska needs. So for me, that's the one that kind of jumps out.”

Those kinds of statements should get Nebraska football fans plenty fired up. Now we just have to hope that when Cortez Mills takes his official visit in June, Matt Rhule and company can close the deal.