Senior Broc Douglass doesn't carry the load for Grand Island. He catches it.

Douglass, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver, is the No. 5-ranked receiver in the 2020 player rankings.

To date, Douglass holds two scholarship offers: Division II Wayne State and NAIA traditional power Morningside. Nebraska has shown interest as a potential preferred walk-on, although nothing official has been extended yet. He took a game day visit to Nebraska for its game against South Alabama.

"The last time I went up there was the first time I had lengthly conversations with coach (Kenny) Wilhite," Douglass said of Nebraska. "He definitely has been keeping in touch with me."

Broc Douglass2.JPG

Broc Douglass took a game day visit to Nebraska for its game against South Alabama.

Douglass isn't set on playing at Nebraska, but the opportunity is intriguing.

"I like Nebraska a lot, and I am just trying to find the best fit for me," he said. "Growing up in Nebraska it is every kids' dream to play there. It is definitely tempting to see if I could make it there. The earliest I could see myself playing is maybe junior year special teams. I need to decide if that is something I am willing to do."

Division II schools Sioux Falls and Augustana have shown interest but haven't offered yet. Douglass will visit Morningside this weekend and plans game day visits to Wayne State, Sioux Falls, Augustana and a return trip to Nebraska.

Douglass is a versatile athlete that plays both ways for the Islanders. He has 12 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns three games into his senior year. He also has 17 total tackles, one interception and one forced fumble from his defensive back position.

"I would like to play receiver in college," he said. "However I can make it would be fine with me. I'm willing to be versatile, and wherever I fit in is where I'd play. Right now I am just weighing my options."

Douglass knows what he is looking for in a school.

"My No. 1 thing is that I want to be on the same page as the coaching staff and find the right culture fit. Potential playing time is maybe important," he said. "I'd like a larger campus or a bigger town, but I'm open to really anywhere."

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Recommended for you

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.

Your sports-only digital subscription does not include access to this section.

Upgrade to full digital for only $3 extra per month. If you need assistance, call us at (844) 466-1452 or e-mail

To start a new subscription or to add digital access to your print subscription, click Sign Up to join Subscriber Plus.

If you’re already a digital subscriber, Log In.

If you need other assistance, call (844) 466-1452 or email

Learn more about Subscriber Plus.