Nebraska football journeying into Sooner country for WR target

Mason James is an up-and-coming athlete that the Nebraska football team began really pursuing last week.
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As the Nebraska football team continues to shore up its recruiting classes for the 2025 and 2026 classes, it's venturing into some familiar territory from way back. One of the Huskers latest offers went out last week one Mason James.

Now that James is officially on the radar for Matt Rhule and company, they'll be trying to steal him away from the team that rules the roost in his own back yard. Oddly enough, when the Cornhuskers decided to pursue an Oklahoma recruit, they have a decent amount of success. Whether they will with James is still very up in the air.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound wide receiver and cornerback got an offer from the Huskers on Friday. Nebraska joins Texas A&M, Miami, Kansas State, Tennessee, Oregon, Arkansas, Kansas, Arizona State, and Oklahoma in being in pursuit of the athlete.

While it appears that he could play either on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, who gave Mason James his offer from the Nebraska football team could be a tip as to where the Huskers see him playing at the next level.

Wide receivers coach Garret McGuire appears to be the lead recruiter for Mason.

Nebraska football journeying into Sooner country for WR target

Because James is a 2026 prospect, there's going to be plenty of time for the Huskers to ake some inroads. It turns out they might need that time. While it's not clear who are the clear frontrunners for the athlete just yet, there are some programs that are thought to have at least a little bit of an edge.

On3 believes the Oklahoma Sooners are indeed currently the team to beat. OU currently has a 15.7 percent chance to land his commitment. Kansas State is a close second with 13.7 percent. The Jayhawks are currently expected to be the third.

Nebraska football will hope to jump into the fray.