As the May recruiting contact period winded down this week, Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco on Tuesday made a noteworthy 2021 scholarship offer in Southern California. Mission Viejo signal caller Peter Costelli reported the scholarship offer on Twitter. 

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect threw for 2,292 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore at Rancho Santa Margarita (California), where he played for former NU receivers coach Rich Fisher. Fisher is now at Boston College, while Costelli will play his junior season at Mission Viejo. He played his freshman season at St. John Bosco.

In a message, Fisher called Costelli a "rock star" who will fit Nebraska and will get many more offers. 

Nebraska is Costelli's first, though. Verduzco beat several teams to the punch last summer for quarterback Logan Smothers, who committed to NU last July. Verduzco doesn't extend offers that aren't committable, and Costelli is the ninth known 2021 quarterback to receive an offer. 

At the top of NU's 2021 QB list — at the top of most teams' lists, frankly — is Harbor City (California) Narbonne five-star Jake Garcia, who completed 75.7% of his passes last season for 2,130 yards. Garcia has offers from Alabama, Ohio State and Miami (Florida), among others. 

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