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Warner adds to impressive Husker walk-on haul

Walk-on wide receiver prospect Kade Warner unofficially visited Nebraska with his mother and uncle last weekend to check out the Huskers' program and to see if he could envision himself playing his college football as a Husker.

The son of recent NFL Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Warner announced on twitter that he chose NU over Arizona State and UCLA to continue his football career.

After his two day stay in Lincoln, Warner told what stood out to him about the Huskers' program.

"Everyone there kind of set aside part of their day to talk to me and make sure they saw me," Warner said. "They said they appreciated me coming and coming to visit them. It was really cool and made me feel wanted. It made me feel like I would be a normal player there and actually wanted by the coaches.

"The facilities were also really, really impressive. They were probably the best facilities I had seen in all of my visits, in terms of the indoor facility and the nicest weight room -- all of those sorts of things culminated together. The facilities were really, really awesome."

Warner had a personal meeting with head coach Mike Riley and graduate assistant coach Blair Tushaus showed him film of Nebraska's offense and discussed with him the changes that would be made in the offense with the new quarterbacks set to play.

"He just put up plays of their season last year and what they run," Warner shared. "He showed me their goal line plays and I just kept asking him to put up different plays to show me.

"I was just looking at what they do on offense, their sets, what they do on the goal line and stuff like that. He said that their offensive passing game is going to open up a lot and they feel they can do a lot more with the new quarterbacks better fitting their style of offense."

When asked what his final decision would come down to, Warner replied:

"But, at the end of the day, I'm going to go where I want to play football and where I think I will have the best opportunity to play and to further my academic career."

The 6-foot-2 205-pound Warner was a three-year starter on the varsity at Desert Mountain, and as a senior he had 83 receptions for 1,062 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Warner joins fullback Ben Miles, the son of former LSU coach Les Miles, and Keyshawn Johnson Jr., who's father Keyshawn Johnson played for Coach Riley at USC, as notable future Huskers in Nebraska's Class of 2017.