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Big Ten Media Days: Jon Nyatawa's notes on Nate Gerry, Antonio Reed, Brandon Reilly, Charles Jackson and Aaron Williams
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Big Ten Media Days: Jon Nyatawa's notes on Nate Gerry, Antonio Reed, Brandon Reilly, Charles Jackson and Aaron Williams

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Four quick Husker-related notes from Big Ten Media Days:

>> Watch out for Brandon Reilly. He's spent the summer lifting and working out with Jordan Westerkamp and De'Mornay Pierson-El. Tommy Armstrong has been impressed. Nate Gerry, too. Said Gerry: "I think Brandon Reilly's going to have a breakout year this year. He's put a lot of work in over the offseason. He's got good speed — he's one of the faster guys on our team. He's smart and he can run good routes."

>> True freshman safety Aaron Williams has been sitting next to Gerry in the film room all offseason. Taking notes, too. "He wants to learn, he wants to be good," Gerry said. The coaches mentioned it this spring and Gerry reiterated it Friday: Williams has made a strong impression so far.

>> Gerry said he likes the potential of true freshman Antonio Reed, who's been working at safety this summer. Reed's listed at 200 pounds. Gerry says Reed looks bigger. 220, maybe. And Reed's transitioned in quickly. "Antonio, he's picked it up pretty well," Gerry said.

>> Junior Charles Jackson, who had season-ending surgery last fall, has spent time at safety this summer. Gerry can't wait to see Jackson get back to full strength — which seems like a mental hurdle now, according to Gerry. "If Charles can get over that (injury), he's going to be a huge asset for us," Gerry said.

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