It has been a huge weekend for Mike Riley and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. First, the program picked up a highly impactful commitment from talented 2018 prospect Brendan Radley-Hiles. Just hours later, Nebraska was making another big-time dent on the recruiting trail, as four-star wide receiver Manuel Allen made it known that he would continue his football career in Lincoln beginning next season.
Allen, who de-committed from USC after a (very) short engagement, currently ranks as the No. 31 wide receiver in the 2018 class and that is good enough to qualify him for a four-star designation and a top-200 overall ranking. To that end, Nebraska adds another player that could legitimately help to transform the program and, with the way Riley is now recruiting, there is legitimate buzz building around the Huskers.
The 6’2, 175-pound wide receiver from Centennial High School (Calif.) joins an increasingly impressive group at the position for the Huskers and, while it is too early to write his name in pen given the way Allen’s recruitment has gone, it is a big day for Mike Riley and his staff. Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh and James Franklin (among others) probably aren’t terrified just yet but they should potentially start to worry about Nebraska’s uprising.