Nebraska will receive its first major recruiting official visit of the 2017 season after Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum wide receiver Isaah Crocker tweeted he was headed to Lincoln for the Arkansas State game.
A 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, Crocker is a consensus four-star recruit according to the 247Sports composite. Crocker has offers from USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State and Alabama, among other schools. Rivals rates Crocker as the nation’s No. 97 overall prospect, while the 247Sports composite rates Crocker as No. 166 overall.
“He’s 6-1, but he plays like he's 6-4 when he’s in the air,” said Inderkum coach Terry Stark. “He can dunk out of the gym. He’s the best dunker in North Sacramento, and he plays football the same way.”
So, though Crocker is roughly the same height as two other NU receiver commits — Cameron Brown and Joshua Moore — he can play like the bigger receiver the Huskers seek in their 2018 recruiting class. Stark said Crocker will put on “at least 25 pounds” once he gets to college.
“He’s just now really getting into football,” Stark said of Crocker, who’s played football throughout his career at Inderkum but was focused on basketball before his junior year.
Crocker’s stock as a receiver shot up in the California Interscholastic Federation playoffs, Stark said, after he missed the first part of last season with a broken collarbone. Crocker’s biggest playoff game came in a 52-35 win over Jesuit High School, when he caught touchdown passes of 51, 40 and 36 yards. For the season, he caught 31 passes for 746 yards and 10 touchdowns.
NU recruited Inderkum prospects Trajon Cotton (who went to Oregon State) and Josh Falo (USC) last season. Stark said Nebraska has developed a good relationship with Crocker. Stark himself has known Husker coach Mike Riley for more than 15 years, since Riley signed several players from Stark’s former high school job, Natomas High School.