Nebraska has lost one of its most prominent freshman football stars for the season, the team announced this afternoon.
Jaevon McQuitty was a four-star recruit as a prospect, and the fourth-ranked player in Nebraska’s 2017 freshman class.
Today, head coach Mike Riley announced that he is out for the season with a knee injury sustained during a blocking drill.
It is not clear what the specific injury is at this time.
Jaevon McQuitty hurt his knee in a blocking drill and is out for the season, Riley said.
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McQuitty was the No. 302 player in the class of 2017, and the No. 42 wide receiver in the class.
Nebraska is now down two four-star wide receiver enrollees for the fall, with McQuitty’s injury and Keyshawn Johnson Jr.’s leave of absence from school after being charged with marijuana possession on campus.
We’ll update as more on McQuitty’s status comes out.