Kade Warner, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, will walk on at Nebraska as a wide receiver. Warner made the announcement on Thursday night.
— Kade Warner (@KadeWarner) February 17, 2017
From Warner’s announcement:
I would like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for getting me to this pint in my life. Also, I want to thank all the schools that recruited me for giving me an opportunity and believing in me, as a person and a football player.
Thank you Coach Riley and the Nebraska football staff for giving me an opportunity to pursue an academic and collegiate football career at the University of Nebraska. I look forward to this chapter in my life and joining Big Red Nation! #GBR
Warner did not have FBS scholarship offers, but according to ProFootballTalk he had offers to walk on at Arizona State, Iowa, UCLA, and others. Warner joins a class that features a number of other sons of big-time football figures. Keyshawn Johnson Jr., one of the top players in Nebraska’s recruiting class, will be a position-mate of Warner, while Ben Miles, son of former LSU head coach Les Miles, will play fullback for the Huskers.
Kade Warner may be a walk-on, but he was an extremely productive high school player. He holds the Arizona state record with 241 career receptions, and had a big senior season, catching 83 passes for 1,063 yards, and 14 touchdowns.