As recruiting continues for the 2023 class, more official visits are being scheduled for Nebraska football. Thursday, it was reported that wide receiver Barry Jackson is visiting Nebraska from June 3-5.
Jackson plays for Cedar Grove High School and is from Allenwood, Georgia. He has 16 offers on the table. Duke, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, and UCF are the bigger offers on the table. Most recently, he was offered by Vanderbilt on April 29.
What could he bring to Nebraska Football?
Jackson is a speed wide receiver. As soon as he gets the ball in his hands, he takes off with ease. He is an inside receiver, which makes sense because of his size. With that being said, he can play on the outside as well. He does a good job of making things happen after the catch, and is a solid route-runner. That type of explosiveness and playmaking ability would undoubtedly be an asset for Nebraska football.
Planting a flag in the state of Georgia would also be important for the program. This is an area that Nebraska football has been in before, and continuing to recruit there would be smart.
Currently, the 2023 Nebraska recruiting class has five commitments in it. It is the 34th overall ranked class in the country per the 247Sports Team Rankings. The most recent commitment in the class was William Watson back in February.
Jackson would certainly be a dynamic playmaker for the Nebraska football offense. The fact that he is visiting the school is certainly a positive. Georgia in particular is a hotbed of high school talent, and Nebraska would be wise to keep going down there in search of recruits. In order to compete in a crowded Big Ten conference, Nebraska football needs the playmakers.
Getting Jackson would certainly be a good start. I’ll be intrigued to see what happens on his visit.