Monday, January 09, 2017

Sport Shorts!

Brandon Reilly made the Big Ten All-Bowl team! Congrats!

Nebraska has added five new players to the football roster! These are players that started classes at NU this semester.

One is Avery Roberts, a four star outside linebacker, who was named the Delaware Defensive Player of the Year. Roberts is possibly NU's best recruit this year.

Tristan Gebbia, a four star quarterback from Calabasas, California is also enrolled. He threw for 5,338 yards and 61 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions. He was the only QB to throw for over 5000 yards this year. He finished his career with 13,109 passing yards which is second most in California history. The all-time leader is Jake Browning, the QB at Washington.

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is also at Nebraska. He is the son of Keyshawn Johnson, the All-Pro. Johnson was a four star receiver for Gebbia at Calabasas. He had 48 catches for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns this past year and when he was a junior he had 68 catches for 944 yards and six touchdowns. Actually Johnson will be a little late getting to Lincoln as he just had appendicitis.

Jaevon McQuitty is another four star receiver on campus. McQuitty injured his shoulder this fall but still had 39 catches for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 31 TD's during his high school career. McQuitty is from Columbus, Missouri.

The fifth player is an offensive tackle named Broc Bando. Cool name. He was from Lincoln but this past season he was the starting right tackle for the undefeated Bradenton Fla IMG Academy team.

These five players will provide help and depth at their positions. Some may make an immediate impact. This group has also been active in recruiting other players for the Huskers.

ESPN senior hoops writer Andy Katz says there is no reason Nebraska can't rise to a top team in the nation. He says just look at Wisconsin that was once a school that was just plain terrible at basketball.
Wisconsin has reached the NCAA Tournament each of the last 17 seasons. Twice they were in the Final Four.Katz says right now Wisconsin is the best in the Big 10 with Purdue Michigan State, and Indiana in the next tier. I might put Northwestern in that group too. Katz is high on Ed Morrow Jr. and says the sky is the limit for him.

Nebraska got a former five star basketball recruit Sunday by getting Isaac Copeland to be a Husker. He is 6'9" and weighs 220 lbs. Copeland was rated the No. 23 player in the nation by Rivals coming out of high school in 2014. Copeland can start playing for the Huskers in January of 2018. With Copeland, Nebraska has filled its allotment of 13 scholarships. Copeland was named to the Big East freshman team in 2014-15. He averaged 11.1 pts per game that year.

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