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Why Nebraska football is in a good spot for transfer WR



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Transfer wideout Jahmal Banks will visit Nebraska football and here’s why I think the Huskers will land his commitment.

Julian Fleming hasn’t committed to Penn State, at least publicly, but all signs, especially some of his social media posts hint strongly at a choice other than Nebraska football.

That’s not a surprise. We have seen that coming and that’s why Nebraska football has offered former Wake Forest wideout Jahmal Banks, who is expected to take a visit to Nebraska in early January according to Husker Online.

The visit is expected to happen on January 5th. Transfer portal players are allowed to take visits from Jan. 3-7. Banks will visit and so will former Oregon running back Dante Dowdell. Banks is 6-foot-4, 208 pounds, and a guy with 101 receptions for 1,289 yards and 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons.

Why Nebraska could land Jahmal Banks

Banks would be an ideal fit for Nebraska, but you could say the same thing about Michigan. However, the are some factors working against the Wolverines here.

For starters, Michigan isn’t known for doing up-front NIL deals. At least as it stands now, they don’t pay much, if anything up-front in terms of guaranteed NIL. That’s different from Nebraska. So that’s one area where the Huskers could have an edge.

The need is similar. Michigan is expected to lose a couple of starters, while the Huskers are looking for a veteran to pair with young wideouts like Malachi Coleman, Jalen Lloyd, and several others.

Nebraska visits tend to go well. The visit by Banks to Michigan will surely go well too, but unless Banks is determined to go to Ann Arbor, it’s hard to see it happening. If Michigan wins on Monday against Alabama, there could be zero indication of who the head coach or quarterback will be next season when Banks visits.

There’s no question about that for Nebraska football. There is also a clearer picture of what the roster looks like, and of course, a better idea of what the NIL is going to be.

Michigan did just land one of the top linebacker transfers in the portal, so the Wolverines are still capable of reeling in blue-chip players, but for all the reasons listed above, I like the Huskers in this recruitment.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska