AJ Rollins

AJ Rollins became the third in-state player in the 2021 class to receive a scholarship offer from the Huskers.

Omaha Creighton Prep tight end AJ Rollins on Tuesday became the third in-state player in the 2021 class to receive a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

Rollins and his Creighton Prep teammates recently participated in Nebraska’s three-day team camp. Husker inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud — who leads in-state recruiting — pulled Rollins aside after the camp and extended the offer.

“They were talking to me throughout the camp,” said Rollins, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior. “They like my versatility and athleticism and the way I can catch.”

This is Rollins’ first scholarship offer.

“It’s crazy,” he said. “I worked hard for this and it really shocked me. I’m blessed.”

Northwestern, Iowa and Iowa State have shown interest but haven’t offered yet.

“I might go to Northwestern (June 9), Iowa (June 23), Iowa State (June 20) and Kansas State (June 14),” Rollins said.

Nebraska has extended scholarship offers to two other in-state players in the 2021 class — Omaha Westside’s Avante Dickerson and Elkhorn South’s Teddy Prochazka. The Huskers have two offers out to in-state players for 2020 — Bellevue West’s Zavier Betts (an NU commit) and Omaha Burke’s Xavier Watts. NU signed five players from the state in the 2019 class.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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