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Nebraska Football: WR Billy Kemp an intriguing visitor for Huskers

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Nebraska football will have several visitors this weekend, as the Huskers look to fill some gaps in the second round of transfer portal visits. One of the players coming in this weekend is former Virginia wide receiver Billy Kemp, per On3’s Sean Callahan.

Kemp entered the transfer portal on December 30. He left Virginia as one of the most productive wide receivers in the program’s history. In five seasons, he recorded 1,174 receiving yards and 192 captions. The catches put him fourth all-time on Virginia’s wide  receiving list.

Kemp recorded 16 catches for 116 yards last season. Health was an issue for him last season as he was dealing with an ankle injury. His best campaign came in 2021. He recorded 74 catches for 725 yards and six touchdowns.

Kemp measures in at five-foot-nine, 170 pounds.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

He is a slot receiver, and can make plays in the open field. He is the type of receiver that you can get the football to him, and let him make a play. Once he gets the football in his hands, he immediately starts to take off with it. He is similar to a running back in that, once he gets to the second level, he can turn on the jets. He would be a solid addition for Nebraska as a slot receiver, and give them a veteran playmaker.

Currently, the 2023 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 25th nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. They have had a stellar week, as they have landed commitments from Ethan Nation and Cameron Lenhardt. This visit on Saturday could mean more good news for the program.

Kemp would be the veteran slot receiver that Nebraska football needs in this offense. They have a lot of young talent, but veteran help is needed. He would give them an immediate playmaker, in an offense that already has a bunch for 2023.

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