Kenny Wilhite

Kenny Wilhite

LINCOLN — Nebraska football's new director of high school relations will be Kenny Wilhite, the former Husker defensive back who worked last season as NU's assistant director of player personnel.

Wilhite, who grabbed All-Big Eight honors in 1991 as a cornerback, was one of the few administrators held over in the coaching transition between Bo Pelini and Mike Riley. He replaces Chris Brasfield, who took an associate athletic director job within the department that focuses on recruitment and student-athlete experience across all Husker sports.

Brasfield was hired last year by Riley to hold the director of high school relations job, which Riley said would be important in cultivating relationships with in-state prospects and their coaches. Brasfield also served as a liaison with NFL scouts who sought to research Husker players for the 2016 draft. Those roles will presumably now be turned over to Wilhite, who listed his new job title on his Twitter profile Wednesday. Wilhite spent six seasons coaching at Southeast Missouri State, among other coaching stops.

As for Brasfield, some of his new role at least appears related to duties previously handled by Jamie Williams, who no longer works in the athletic department.

NU did not immediately make any official announcement of the job changes.

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