It comes as no surprise that the Nebraska Football team is looking for speed in its wide receiver and defense back recruits. In order to compete with the big boys, the team is going to need to have some guys who put up blazing fast numbers.

Those who have been following the players that Nebraska has offered recently might have noticed more than a few targets not only play football but also run track.

In two cases, the Huskers have gone out of their way to celebrate that fact by offering their targets both a football and Track And Field scholarship. One recent Nebraska commit demonstrated live and in person, the kind of speed the Cornhuskers are looking for in the 2018 class.

Nebraska’s latest luck with track athletes

Cameron Brown moved from being a target for the Nebraska football team to one the Huskers are looking to keep in the fold a few weeks back.

The wide receiver isn’t one of those that needed an offer to run track in order to give him the incentive to commit.

Having said that, the track coach for the Cornhuskers might want to give Cam Brown another look. The player, who is expected play wide receiver at NU recently showed off some blazing speed at the Missouri state track meet. According to 247 sports he posted a 10.94 time in the 100 meters in the preliminaries and followed that up by running an even better 10.76 the next day.

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That time allowed Brown to finish second in the meet for the state’s biggest class. The speed Brown showed off isn’t anything close to a surprise, the receiver recently ran a 4.51 40-yard-dash at The Opening regional in Chicago. That was among the fastest times of any recruits who made an appearance at that event.

Speed kills Nebraska opponents

Nebraska has known it had a blazing fast recruit on its hands. It’s just nice to see that speed can be utilized no matter the setting. One of the things that has held the Huskers offense back in the last few years is the lack of a real deep threat. Both Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp were top of the line college receivers, but neither were going to blow past a defender.

Nebraska has speedy players on the roster already in the form of players like Pierson-El, but so far the Huskers haven’t found a way to cut him loose. Having more than one player who could leave their cover man in the dust will certainly help.

The more football players that can make a team fear speed is going to be better for the underneath routes Mike Riley likes to run in his offense. It will also open up more running lanes for a running back corps looking to find its footing in 2017.

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