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Nebraska Football WR target Jahmal Banks visiting Thursday



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There’s a bit of recruiting news on the Nebraska football front as former Wake Forest wide receiver Jahmal Banks will be in Lincoln on Wednesday night. This was first reported by HuskersTalk on x.

There were some conversations as to whether Banks would come, especially after former Texas wide receiver Isaiah Neyor announced that he would be coming to campus as well.

Banks had 59 catches for 653 yards, averaging 11.7 yards per reception. He also had four receiving touchdowns on the year. He also averaged a little over four receptions per game, which led the  Demon deacons.

This is certainly a positive development for Nebraska football for a couple reasons. For one, they now have two veteran wide receiver visitors coming in this weekend. The Huskers wide receiver group is going to be very solid. However, experience is something that the position does not necessarily have at the moment. Banks would certainly bring that to the table.

Banks also has tremendous leaping ability. He is able to go up and get catches, and does so with ease. Perhaps one of the more underrated aspects of his game is his ability to excel in intermediate routes. He is able to settle down into his routes and secure the football quickly for extra yards. Banks brings a variety of skill sets to the table, and he would be an impact get for Nebraska football.

The wide receiver room is going to have a ton of playmaking ability and talent next year. Malachi Coleman headlines the position. Jaylen LIoyd is also another name that should be able to help Nebraska really get to the next level. The only thing missing in the room itself is a veteran wideout. Banks would certainly bring that to the table, and give the opportunity for the other wide receivers to develop.

This is certainly an intriguing piece of news, given that Neyor is expected to come as well. The Huskers probably will not take two veteran wide receivers. With that being said, it’s clear that this coaching staff wants to explore all options at the position.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this particular visit from Banks. Ideally one wide receiver commitment by the end of this weekend will take place. The Huskers have had luck getting transfer portal wide receivers recently, (see Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington). Banks would be another solid get, especially with quarterback Dylan Raiola waiting in the wings.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.