The University of Nebraska football team has extended an offer to yet another wide receiver. Jay Rockwell could be another piece added to the Cornhuskers puzzle. The wide receiver out of Gilmer, Texas got an official scholarship offer from Scott Frost and company on Wednesday, and it means the school is the third “Power 5” conference team to come calling.
Rockwell announced the news on Twitter, which illustrates the player is starting to gain some serious traction as a prospect from the 2022 class. While he only has six offers so far, at least part of the reason for the low number of offers is he’s a member of a class that won’t be able to sign with any team for a couple more years.
247Sports ranks the newest Nebraska football offeree as a 3-star wide receiver, though he does not yet have a rating through the site’s composite rankings system.
With the official offer, Nebraska joins Illinois and Kansas as the other Power 5 programs that have shown some real interest in Rockwell. In total, he has six offers from FBS-level schools, with Hawaii being one of the first to come calling for the Texas receiver. Florida International and UT-San Antonio are the other schools that have made him an official offer.
Standing at 6-3, Rockwell has the size the Huskers have been looking for in the last few classes but have had some problems landing.
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It’s early enough in the recruiting cycle for the class of 2022 that there aren’t really any inklings on where the receiver might go. The schools that have offered don’t have any kind of unified offensive approach, which could be an overall positive. It appears Rockwell is someone coaches feel is suited for a run-and-shoot offense, like the kind favored by the Rainbow Warriors. He’s also suited to work in Nebraska’s special brand of the spread offense.
Rockwell isn’t anywhere near the top of 247‘s list of prospects, as the site has him ranked as the 72nd-best receiver in the class and the 77th-ranked player in the state of Texas.
The Huskers have been loading up on receiver offers for Rockwell’s class, with the latest number standing at 21 wideouts. The coaching staff has taken an approach of reaching out to as many possible commits as possible as a way to avoid losing out on someone because they didn’t show interest. Rockwell hasn’t said when or if he’ll start booking visits, though it will have to wait until after the coronavirus outbreak is under control at the very least.