It’s been about seven months since Teddy Prochazka received his first power-conference scholarship offer, and the Elkhorn South lineman continues to make gains — both in the weight room and in recruiting.
That first offer for the state’s No. 2 recruit in the 2021 class came from Nebraska on Oct. 20. Since then, he’s added Northwestern, Michigan, Kansas State, Minnesota, Iowa State and Kansas.
Colleges are pursuing Prochazka as a left tackle. He’s gained roughly 20 pounds since the fall and now measures 6-foot-8, 285 pounds. Coaches project he can be 310 or 315 pounds by the time he gets to college.
But which college will that be?
“The top two I hear from the most is Northwestern and Nebraska,” Prochazka said. “Northwestern, (offensive line coach Kurt) Anderson was up at school last week and watched us lift. I have a pretty good relationship with him.”
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Nebraska coach Scott Frost and in-state recruiter Barrett Ruud have made multiple visits to Elkhorn South in recent months. Prochazka returned the favor by making several trips to Lincoln for games in the fall. He also made another visit to Nebraska on March 30 for the Huskers’ junior day.
“Coach Ruud is the main coach that is recruiting me from Nebraska because he recruits the area,” Prochazka said. “Our relationship is good. Whenever I am in Lincoln we usually talk. He went to Lincoln Southeast and my dad went to Southeast, so they have that in common and talk a lot about that.”
Prochazka plans to attend Nebraska’s Pipeline camp on June 15, but the rest of his spring and summer visit plans are limited at this point.
“We are going to sit down and get some things planned that go with my high school football schedule,” Prochazka said. “Kansas State, Michigan, Iowa State and Iowa really want me to get there and visit.”
But Prochazka isn’t just focused on his recruitment. His main priority is improving as a football player.
“It’s just a personal thing, but I feel like I can improve on my run blocking the most,” Prochazka said. “I can probably get better at pulling, get some quicker feet, better hand placement and getting up to the second level.”
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