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WR Cortez Mills becoming a priority for Nebraska football, plus Carter Nelson hits 1,000



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Nebraska football has shifted its focus to the 2025 recruiting class and one name to know is Cortez Mills.

Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule loves dynamic athletes and Cortez Mills, the 2025 wide receiver from Homestead, Florida certainly fits the bill.

Mills is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver and he’s a guy that Nebraska football thinks could become the next Devonta Smith, which is probably why Matt Rhule was in Florida paying him a visit on Thursday.

The 2025 recruiting target appears to be a top priority already for the Huskers. He visited for the Junior Day Nebraska football hosted last weekend. Then, Rhule stopped in for a visit, which tells you all you need to know about where Mills sits on the board (near the top).

I’m not sure about his 40-time or his 100-meter dash time, but there’s no doubt Mills can fly. Just watch his highlights. He was also extremely productive as a high school junior going over 100 yards receiving in each game last season, which is no small feat in the state of Florida. He also got All Miami-Dade honors after 79 receptions for 1,640 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2023.

Nebraska football has an in with Mills, since Phil Simpson, his former head coach, is an analyst now for Matt Rhule. That has the Huskers firmly in the mix for the talented wideout who will also visit Miami and Georgia. Auburn and Penn State are other contenders according to what Mills told 247 Sports.

However, Mills also told Husker Online that he expects to take an official visit to see Nebraska football take on Colorado in early September, which is another positive sign for the Huskers in this recruitment.

Carter Nelson hits 1,000 points

Fresh off an impressive performance at the Polynesian Bowl last week, Carter Nelson is back playing high school basketball and reached 1,000 points playing for Ainsworth on Thursday night.

I love guys who are multi-sport athletes. Nelson also just strikes me as uber-competitive and it’s great to see him have success on the basketball court too. And as a tight end, I can’t wait to see what he does on the football field.

Tony White visits 2024 target Keona Wilhite

Nebraska has one target left on the board in the 2024 class and that’s three-star defensive end Keona Wilhite. Nebraska sees him as a Jack linebacker. He visited the Huskers this past weekend and defensive coordinator Tony White made a trip to Arizona to visit Wilhite on Thursday.

UCLA, Texas, and Michigan State are some other teams in the mix for the former Washington Huskies signee. Wilhite has said he will announce a decision close to National Signing Day.

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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