The Nebraska football team is slowly by surely adding the weapons it needs to try and make a bowl game in 2024. On Friday night, Texas transfer wide receiver Isaiah Neyor gave the Huskers' receiver room a lift when he announced his commitment on X.
Things moved relatively quickly for the Cornhuskers and Neyor. It was announced he'd be visiting Lincoln earlier this week. That visit apparently went very, very well. It took no time at all for the speed burning receiver to announce he liked what he saw from Matt Rhule and company.
Neyor's story is an interesting one if only because an injury derailed what was a very promising start. He was an All-Mountain West performer following a 2021 campaign where he hauled in 44 receptions for 878 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore.
His 19.95 yards per catch and 12 receiving touchdowns both led the MWC and ranked sixth and eighth in the FBS, respectively. He had back-to-back 100-yard games against conference powers that year like Boise State and Utah State.
Even in his first year in college football, he showed his ability to make big plays, whether he was a go-to receiver. He had just eight catches that season but made them count, as he averaged over 30 yards per reception.
After that season, he transferred to the Texas Longhorns, but an injury derailed any real chance of showing what he could do in a Power 5 conference. He missed the 2022 season and caught just one pass a year ago for 14 yards.
Nebraska football lands Isaiah Neyor from the portal
Isaiah Neyor is the first big offensive addition since the Huskers landed 5-star quarterback Dylan Raiola. The receiver also seems to fill a spot on the roster that was vacated when Marcus Washington announced he wouldn't return in 2024.
The Nebraska football team hasn't been as active in the portal as other Big Ten teams this year, though it appears the action might pick up. In addition to adding former FCS defensive back Blye Hill in December's Early Signing Day, the Huskers are currently favored to land ex-Idaho Vandals linebacker Xe'ree Alexander.