Zavier Betts

Zavier Betts helped lead Bellevue West to the 2019 Class A state championship.

Bellevue West receiver Zavier Betts officially signed with the Huskers on Thursday.

Nebraska announced his signing at 4:49 p.m. Earlier in the day, Thunderbirds coach Michael Huffman said Betts — who has been working to get academically qualified — was given the go-ahead by Scott Frost to sign with NU.

Betts still has a little bit of work to do in the second semester, Huffman said, but Nebraska was comfortable enough to have him sign a letter of intent.

“Coach Frost called the counselor today and did a grade check, and (Betts) is doing well,” Huffman said. “He wants him to be a part of this early signing group, which they feel is a special collection of talent.”

Bellevue West plans to hold a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Betts is one of the highest-rated players in NU’s 2020 class. He’s ranked No. 52 overall according to Rivals, and No. 107 by the 247Sports composite.

The 6-foot-2 Betts had 64 catches for 1,185 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season. He finished his career with two state titles, 3,330 receiving yards and a Class A record 46 touchdown catches.

With Betts, the Huskers have five receivers in this year’s recruiting class.


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