Tucker (Georgia) Stephenson High School receiver Nekyle Lundie became the 12th known commit of NU's 2015 class on Aug. 8, the first pass-catcher of the class following the decommitment of Illinois receiver Spencer Tears.
Stephenson recruiting coordinator Corey Johnson told The World-Herald that NU had been recruiting Lundie "for two or three weeks."
"What jumps out is his physicality," Johnson said. "He's a physical receiver who can catch the ball. And he blocks well."
Lundie may not have even been the best wide receiver on his high school team. Stephenson had three receivers committed to Power Five conferences in the 2015 class — plus another commit to Georgia State. But the Husker commit saw time at safety, too.
"He could play 60 snaps — 30 on both sides of the ball — and help us out a lot," Johnson said before the 2014 season.
One of the highlights of Lundie's junior season was a 36-yard, game-winning touchdown grab with 13 seconds to go. Lundie's score secured the game for Tucker High against Stephenson, the team he now plays for.
Lundie is described in an ESPN scouting report (subscription required) as a likely "possession player" at the college level, one who may thrive out of the slot position due to his "toughness and reliability" stemming from a "sturdy build and above average height."
ESPN also points out Lundie's "strong, consistent hands" and notes he's "still developing as a route runner."
According to 247Sports.com, Lundie's primary recruiters were Charlton Warren — a prolific recruiter in the Peach State who is staying on the staff under Mike Riley — and former wide receivers coach Rich Fisher.
Johnson said he’s known Warren “for five or six years” and is impressed with Warren’s ability to find prospects willing to leave the SEC.
“What makes him such a good recruiter is that he does the hard work,” Johnson said. “He hustles and does a great job. When you come this far south, you really have to pick and choose well.”
And Warren chose Lundie.
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