Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class will bring some noteworthy dads to the Husker fanbase.
The Huskers already had Keyshawn Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., coming on board. Les Miles’ son Ben, was also a member of Nebraska’s 2017 class.
On Thursday night, the Huskers added another recruit with a well-known dad. Kade Warner, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Warner, announced that he’ll walk on at Nebraska next year:
— Kade Warner (@KadeWarner) February 17, 2017
The 6-2, 205-pound receiver will be a preferred walk-on after a prolific senior season at Desert Mountain High School (Ariz.). He had 83 catches for 1,063 yards and 14 touchdowns in his final season, which gave him career totals of 241 receptions for 2,892 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Warner didn’t have any FBS offers, but the likes of Arizona State, Iowa and UCLA all reached out to him as a preferred walk-on. He made the decision after visiting Lincoln last weekend.
“Everybody on the coaching staff I needed to see set out part of their day so that I could come and meet them and see what Nebraska football and program is about,” Warner told 247sports. “Also, the history of not only Nebraska’s walk ons, but also coach Riley’s walk ons as well, was very intriguing to a football player trying to walk on and earn a spot.”
Nebraska has a new celebrity fan.
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) February 17, 2017