JD Spielman

Nebraska's JD Spielman is "more of a true receiver" than Wandale Robinson, coach Scott Frost said Wednesday night, while Robinson is more versatile and suited for a variety of things on the field. 

Scott Frost heaped more praise on the 2019 Husker recruiting signees Wednesday night during an appearance on his monthly radio show. Among the highlights: 

» Running back Rahmir Johnson "can fly" while running back Ronald Thompkins — who suffered an injury early in his senior season — is one of the most talented running backs in the country. 

» Receiver Wandale Robinson, Frost said, is comparable to several of the hybrid back/receivers he had as Oregon's offensive coordinator, including LaMichael James and DeAnthony Thomas. Frost admitted that he was ready to move on from Robinson after he originally picked Kentucky, but running backs coach Ryan Held was "pretty stubborn" and kept after Robinson. So did offensive coordinator and receivers coach Troy Walters. 

"I think there was a lot of pressure on (Robinson), but, at the end of the day, he came back to us," Frost said. 

Robinson is more versatile than current NU receiver JD Spielman, Frost said. 

"JD is a little more of a pure receiver than Wandale," Frost said. "I think Wandale might be able to do a few more things. I wouldn't trade JD for anyone but it's great to add Wandale to the mix." 

» Offensive tackles Matthew Anderson and Jimmy Fritzsche both have "Sunday potential" if they can gain weight and develop over time. Michael Lynn played tackle in high school but may shift to guard for college. 

» Frost called Brant Banks "a big human being" who will start at defensive end, while Ty Robinson, a big get on signing day, "will fit in Lincoln great." The coach is "really high" on defensive end Mosai Newsom — from Waverly-Shell Rock (Iowa) High School — who is a "big athlete we think we can put weight on and turn into a guy who can help us win football games in the Big Ten."  

» Nebraska was able to save Deontre Thomas' redshirt, Frost said, because he played in just four games. Defensive ends Tate Wildeman and Casey Rogers both redshirted after signing in 2018. Wildeman missed all of fall with an injury while Rogers needs to gain more weight. 

» Frost compared the personality of Scottsbluff outside linebacker Garrett Nelson to the former Huskers Frost played with in the 1990s. 

"I guarantee you we won't have anyone who looks forward to practice more every day than Garrett does," Frost said. 

Jamin Graham — out of Alabama — is a "huge athlete with a huge upside," Frost said. He was unconvinced initially by Graham's junior tape, but his senior tape was much better. 

"He has 11 dunks in five games," Frost said of Graham, who also plays basketball.

» Javin Wright will start his career at corner or safety, Frost said, but Nebraska will see how big he gets. Wright, the son of former Husker Toby Wright, is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. 

» Safety Myles Farmer may get big enough that he moves down to outside linebacker, Frost said.