Tyjon Lindsey was the program's top recruit in the class of 2017. Landing him as a real boon for former head coach Mike Riley. He flipped him from Big Ten power Ohio State in mid-January, weeks before National Signing Day.
At the time of his commit, 247Sports listed Lindsey at 161 pounds. He was a dynamic offensive playmaker at the high school level, but he clearly had to bulk up a bit to compete at the next level. It sounds like that process is well underway.
As a freshman last season, Lindsey played a bit for the Huskers. On the year, he caught 12 passes for 76 yards and rushed seven times for eight yards.
He's looking to take a big leap this year. However, there was a pretty significant setback in January.
Lindsey was one of two Huskers, along with senior defensive lineman Dylan Owen, that went to the hospital after a workout. The pair suffered from rhabdomyolysis, which kept Lindsey in the hospital for three days.
Tyjon Lindsey has bounced back well, and has put in some serious weight room work since the Nebraska spring game on April 21.
Earlier this week, Lindsey weighed himself and posted the results to his Instagram story. He says he is up from 175 to 189 since the spring game.
A screenshot was posted to the Huskers subreddit. Courtesy of user Andrewjkrause:
Lindsey was the No. 50 player in the class of 2017. 247Sports ranked him No. 7 among wide receivers.
Scott Frost proved that he can coach dynamic offensive players as UCF head coach, and as offensive coordinator at Oregon. Lindsey should definitely fit that bill, and could be better equipped to do so this fall.