Nebraska football has been on fire lately, and Friday was an especially busy day. They continue to add to the roster, bringing in wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
I remember I wrote about him at the beginning of the month, and he really intrigued me. He is a downfield threat, and that’s exactly the type of receiver Nebraska football is going after.
He caught 37 passes for 578 yards and four touchdowns for New Mexico State last season. He averaged an impressive amount of yards per catch, averaging 15.6 on the year. Some of his best games included a seven-catch 106 yard performance against San Jose State on October 2. He also managed to tally a three-catch 98-yard performance against New Mexico on September 11. He recorded a touchdown in that game as well.
When I look at his film, I see a player that is going to fit in very well with what Nebraska football want to do offensively. He is extremely fast after the catch, and is able to make defenders miss. This helps in terms of screen plays, where he is able to just get the ball and run upfield. Bubble screens are something he specializes in.
More than just someone who can convert bubble screens, he can play on the outside. He has tremendous athleticism and is able to track the football. On tape, it doesn’t look like he runs very fast. However, he runs a clean break and then is able to turn on the burners after the catch.
He is a college-made receiver who can make an immediate impact. The Nebraska football receiver room is very crowded right now. Nevertheless, he should be able to find a role in there. Nebraska football wants to have these big-play receivers in their offense, and now they have them. Now, I am just curious as to how all of this will come together.
In the meantime, getting Garcia-Castaneda is important for Nebraska football . It just gives them another weapon that they can use. Nebraska football wants to mold their offense, and you can see the pieces slowly coming together.