LINCOLN – Arguably the most important recruit in Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class, Omar Manning, has graduated from Kilgore (Texas) College, according to one of his coaches.
Kilgore associate head coach Keith Browning announced on Twitter Monday night that Manning had completed his coursework, thus making him eligible to play at NU.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Manning is considered a key cog for the Huskers’ 2020 offense, providing the size and length Nebraska’s receivers lacked in 2019, when the Huskers threw just three touchdowns in the red zone.
Manning joins incoming Bellevue West freshman Zavier Betts (6-2, 200) as a bigger-bodied receiver in NU’s program. South Dakota transfer Levi Falck (6-2, 205) also brings size to the Huskers.
Nebraska began transitioning players back into organized workouts on Monday. Once Manning is cleared to join the team, he — like the rest of his new teammates — will receive a coronavirus test and spend a minimum of 48 hours in quarantine before he’s cleared to work out with the rest of the team.