When the Nebraska football team opens up its 2017 season against the Arkansas State Redwolves, the Husker coaching staff will be doing more than just trying to win a football game. The staff will also be trying to show potential Cornhuskers why they should make their way to Lincoln. Among those recruits who are confirmed to be coming to Lincoln on Saturday is a 4-star wide receiver who might not be a big bodied receiver, but his high school coaches say plays like one.

Isaah Crocker tweeted out late Tuesday night that he will be taking an official visit to see the Nebraska football team play this weekend.

Getting a player of his caliber into Lincoln is a big get, considering the level of teams that are also after the talented receiver.

Nebraska football playing the numbers game at wide receiver

There is very little doubt that Mike Riley and company are going to try and get as many receiver recruits in this class as possible. Isaah Crocker feels like about the 500th receiver the team has gone after this summer, but it certainly makes sense why he's on the Cornhusker coaching staff radar.

Crocker is considered a 4-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports and is among the top 100 players in the country according to Rivals.

He's being recruited by the best teams on the West Coast including USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, oh and Alabama. The California receiver is as sought after as he is in part, because he's so talented but was a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to really embracing playing football as his primary sport.

Nebraska football recruit moving on from basketball

The Omaha World Herald talked to Crocker's coach earlier this week and Terry Stark made it clear that Crocker is only going to get better once he reaches the college ranks. “He’s 6-1, but he plays like he's 6-4 when he’s in the air," Stark said according to the World Herald.

“He can dunk out of the gym. He’s the best dunker in North Sacramento, and he plays football the same way.”

Stark added that Crocker is just really getting into football now. While he's played the sport throughout high school, the receiver had also been focusing on basketball. This year, Crocker is looking to make football his priority. That decision makes sense, when you take a look at who the schools wanting him to play for them are. It's clear this young man has some growing to do as far as his game goes. When he does that growing, the Nebraska football team hopes it's the beneficiary.

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