After four-dunk hoops recreation, Jeremiah Charles receives Nebraska football offer

Twenty-two factors. Four dunks.

It might not have been one of the best basketball recreation of Jeremiah Charles’ profession, however it could have been an important recreation of his life. It’s the one Nebraska football coaches watched earlier than providing the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder a scholarship.

Now Charles, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound receiver from Arlington (Texas) Martin, will go to NU this weekend. It he likes what he sees at NU, he might commit immediately. His twin brother, Josiah, signed with New Mexico State in December, and Jeremiah, in search of to do his “personal factor” was leaning towards North Texas – earlier than Tuesday.

That’s when Husker coach Matt Rhule and new tight ends coach Bob Wager – Charles’ former head coach at Martin High School – paid a go to. Wager vouched for Charles’ football acumen – he caught 23 passes for 452 yards and 5 touchdowns this season – and Charles’ observe ability as a triple jumper helped, too. Then, the basketball recreation, a 73-54 win over Arlington High School.

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Rhule, Wager and Co. introduced Charles to the workplace of Martin’s basketball coach. There, Charles received the offer.

“I began crying,” Charles stated. “I’m not going to lie. It was loopy.”

Josiah tackled his brother. His mother regarded him straight within the eye, Jeremiah stated. An unrated prospect headed to hometown UNT was now taking a look at a Nebraska scholarship offer.

“My pace, my arms,” Charles stated when requested what stands out about his recreation. “I have to get slightly bit extra shifty, however that is it. I can run. I do not go down simple.”

Wager can vouch for all of it, too. He simply coached Charles on the sphere. Charles stated it was odd seeing Wager in Husker gear when he’d spent so a few years in Martin gear.

“Passion, dedication, loyalty,” stated Charles of Wager. “He’s actually extra about character than how nicely you do on the sphere. He desires you to be a canine on the sphere, do not get me flawed, however if you cannot act proper in school, he isn’t joyful.”


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