Nebraska recruiting: Catching up on some key offers


Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out previous editions of  The Harvest here.

Nebraska begins targeting quarterbacks in 2019 class

It’s been a busy month for Nebraska football recruiting. Along the way, while wrapping up the 2018 class, Nebraska’s coaches began sowing seeds for the 2019 class. The Huskers have offered 154 prospects in the 2019 class, counting Mike Riley’s tenure and new coach Scott Frost. And throughout January, Nebraska was not shy about offering quarterbacks.

Max Duggan, a 4-star prospect from Council Bluffs, Iowa, likely will command the top spot on the Huskers quarterbacks board. But it would be foolish for Nebraska to ignore other quarterbacks it likes. Here are a few the Huskers have offered.

Sam Howell, 4 stars, Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley

Nebraska has been busy targeting North Carolina quarterbacks. Enter Howell, the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and No. 167 prospect overall in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite. The scouting report on him is that he’s a natural playmaker with vision, anticipation and a quick release. He also has the ability to extend plays. There’s only one Crystal Ball prediction for Howell right now, in favor of Clemson, where he attended a junior day last month. Howell holds 29 offers, with programs such as Florida, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee extending offers.

Garrett Shrader, 3 stars, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian

Mississippi State, Penn State and South Carolina seem to be the frontrunners for Shrader. He’s visited the Gamecocks twice since December for unofficial visits. Shrader is the ninth-ranked dual-threat quarterback and the No. 374 overall prospect. Shrader is scheduled to check out Mississippi State in a couple of weeks. It seems like he’s trying to advance his recruitment, so he’ll likely get an invite to Nebraska’s spring game on April 21.

Michael Johnson Jr., Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon

If Nebraska wants a chance with Johnson it will have to pry him away from Oregon. The hometown favorite Ducks will be tough to beat. Johnson is the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the class and the No. 183 overall recruit. At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, he possesses unique size for a quarterback who can make plays happen with his feet. Expect Michigan and Ohio State to also make plays for him.

Other important Huskers offers

Quarterback isn’t the only position the Huskers have offered recently. Here’s a quick look at other prospects who have picked up offers. (Again, this is not an exhaustive list.)

Deondre Jackson (2020 running back) 

The offer to Jackson came six days after he de-committed from Auburn, where he was committed for slightly more than a month. Alabama has hosted him for an unofficial visit. Jackson holds 12 offers. Expect him to be one of the top running back recruits in the nation by the time his class is in the spotlight. The Lithonia, Ga., native is from the same city as Nebraska signee Caleb Tannor, but Jackson attends Stephenson. Tannor went to Miller Grove.

Justin Flowe (2020 outside linebacker) 

According to 247Sports, Flowe is the No. 1 outside linebacker in the class and the No. 8 overall prospect. He holds 22 offers.  Since January, Florida, Florida State, Arizona State, Tennessee and Nebraska have offered him. West Coast programs such as USC, UCLA and Oregon will push hard for the Upland, Calif., star.

Jack Buford (2019 tackle) 

Buford’s St. Louis Lutheran North program is solid, so expect Nebraska to develop a presence there. He is the No. 45 tackle and No. 394 overall prospect in his class. At 6-5 and 290 pounds, Buford has received recent offers from Arkansas, Iowa and Texas.

David Bell (2019 4-star receiver) 

The Huskers have made small inroads in Indiana, starting with Bell, an Indianapolis Warren Central standout. He is the 12th-ranked wide receiver and the No. 71 overall prospect. Ohio State is the heavy favorite for him, with Michigan and Iowa also pushing hard. Will Nebraska have a chance to break through?

Beau Robbins (2019 4-star defensive end) 

Robbins is a Carmel, Ind., native and the No. 15 weak-side defensive end. Iowa, Boston College and Nebraska have made recent offers. Last weekend, he attended Indiana’s junior day. Michigan State also is a serious contender for Robbins.

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