Jamire Calvin commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
Nebraska picked up commit No. 18 on Friday from Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral wide receiver Jamire Calvin. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Calvin becomes the fourth wide receiver commit in the class of 2017 recruiting class.
What does Calvin's commitment mean to the Huskers going forward? Here are a few early takes on the Calvin commitment.
10 takeaways on commit No. 18 WR Jamire Calvin
1. Persistence by Nebraska, especially wide receivers coach Keith Williams, paid off in a big way as Jamire Calvin has always been one of the top wideouts on NU's board. Williams stayed on Calvin even after he announced for Oregon State at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and eventually landed his commitment just days from signing day.
2. Wide receiver was arguably the biggest need in Nebraska's 2017 class as they graduated three seniors and only had four scholarship wideouts returning for next season. Calvin's commitment gives NU four 4-star players in the class now with at least one more spot left at the position.
3. Calvin is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. He could be used as a slot receiver or as an outside guy in Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf's offense. He brings a lot of versatility to Nebraska's receiving corps.
4. Nebraska once again upgrades its overall team speed with the commitment of Calvin. He's got the ability to stretch defenses and be an asset in the vertical passing game.
5. Calvin also brings quickness and route running ability. He's very sudden and explosive and is a fairly polished route runner. He understands how to play the position and can get open by running crisp routes rather than simply relying on his speed and quickness to do so at the high school level.
6. A wide receiver can have all the skill in the world, but it doesn't matter if they can't catch the football. Calvin has great hands. He tracks the ball well in the air and has proven to be able to make difficult catches.
7. Calvin's commitment gives the Huskers more momentum heading into signing day and especially out in California where NU has certainly dedicated a lot of time and resources into pulling top players out of the state.
8. Nebraska commit breakdown
1/27 - Jamire Calvin - WR - 5-10, 165 - Los Angeles, CA - 4 Stars
1/16 - Chris Walker - OL - 6-6, 270 - Lincoln, NE - 2 Stars
1/14 - Tyjon Lindsey- WR - 5-9, 175 - Las Vegas, NV- 4 Stars
1/5 - Jaylin Bradley - RB - 6-0, 185 - Bellevue, NE - 3 Stars
12/25 - Andrew Ward - LB - 6-2, 215 - Muskegon, MI - 3 Stars
9/17 - Dieontae Watts - DT - 6-3, 305 - Plano, TX - 3 Stars
8/8 - Guy Thomas - DE - 6-3, 205 - Miami, FL - 4 Stars
7/31 - Ben Miles - FB - 6-1, 215 - Baton Rouge,LA - 3 Stars
6/17 - Broc Bando - OL - 6-4, 280 - Lincoln, NE - 3 Stars
5/15 - Matt Sichterman - OL - 6-5, 270 - King Mills, OH - 3 Stars
4/30 - Deontre Thomas - DT - 6-2, 260 - Mustang, OK - 3 Stars
4/21 - Avery Roberts - LB - 6-1, 215 - Wilmington, DE - 4 Stars
4/16 - Brenden Jaimes - OL - 6-6, 260 - Austin, TX - 3 Stars
4/15 - Austin Allen - TE - 6-8, 230 - Aurora, NE - 3 Stars
4/5 - Tristan Gebbia - QB - 6-3, 180 - Calabasas, CA - 4 Stars
3/23 - Keyshawn Johnson Jr. - WR - 6-1, 195 - Calabasas, CA - 4 Stars
3/12 - Javeon McQuitty - WR - 6-2, 190 - Columbia, MO - 4 Stars
3/10 - Willie Hampton - LB - 6-2, 220 - Plantation, FL - 3 Stars
9. Commits by position
1 - Quarterback
2 - Running back/fullback
4 - Wide receiver
1 - Tight end
4 - Offensive linemen
2 - Defensive tackle
1 - Defensive end
3 - Linebacker
0 - Safety
0 - Cornerback
0 - Special teams
Where are they from?
4 - Nebraska (OL Broc Bando counts towards Nebraska)
3 - California
2 - Florida
2 - Texas
1 - Delaware
1 - Louisiana
1 - Michigan
1 - Missouri
1 - Nevada
1 - Ohio
1 - Oklahoma