Nebraska Football: 5 takeaways from spring ball for Huskers

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Outside of Wan’Dale Robinson, who transferred to Kentucky in the offseason, Nebraska football didn’t really create many big plays in the passing game last season.

But if this spring has been any indication, that’s going to change. One player who has stood out is former Junior College transfer, Omar Manning. The 6-foot-4 wideout came to Nebraska after turning down a number of SEC schools and this spring, he’s lived up to the hype.

Manning only caught three passes for 24 yards on Saturday, but his talent jumps off the page and he’s going to play a big role this season for the Huskers.

Samori Toure, a transfer from Montana, also made a seamless transition to Nebraska this spring and by all accounts, will be starting for the Huskers next fall. He had three catches for 47 yards on Saturday and Oliver Martin, the former Iowa/Michigan player, also caught five.

Those three guys along with Zavier Betts and tight end Thomas Fidone should give Nebraska football its best group of pass-catchers since 2018.