Xavier Watts

Omaha Burke receiver Xavier Watts has a conversation with Husker coach Scott Frost before Saturday's game against Minnesota.

Nebraska extended scholarship offers Saturday before the Minnesota game to a pair of in-state underclassmen — 2020 Omaha Burke receiver Xavier Watts and 2021 Elkhorn South lineman Teddy Prochazka.

Nebraska offered Omaha Burke junior Xavier Watts on Saturday before the Huskers' game against Minnesota.

It's the 6-foot-1, 183-pound receiver's third Big Ten scholarship offer this week after Northwestern and Wisconsin offered him Monday.

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"It's really cool to get an offer from your home state school," Watts said. "I am very excited about it." 

Watts is a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite, and the No. 2 player in the 2020 NebHSRecruiting rankings. He held three power-conference offers prior to Monday night: Purdue, Iowa State and Minnesota.

Saturday was the second time Watts unofficially visited Nebraska this fall. The first was when Nebraska hosted Colorado. 

His Burke teammate and Husker commit Chis Hickman joined Watts on the sideline. They shared a congratulatory hug after Scott Frost offered Watts prior to the game.

"It was a really good experience and I had fun," Watts said. "It's amazing how many fans still show up to the games knowing Nebraska isn't doing the best this season."

Teddy Prochazka

Teddy Prochazka visits Nebraska for the Minnesota game.

Most schools recruiting Watts want him as a receiver. Through nine games, he has 645 yards on 40 receptions and 10 receiving touchdowns. Watts has shown he can excel on defense, too. At safety, he has 31 tackles and two interceptions, one of which was a 95-yard pick-six.

Watts is the second in-state player in the 2020 class to receive a scholarship offer from Nebraska. The other is 6-foot-3, 190-pound Bellevue West receiver Zavier Betts, who also has offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and South Dakota State.​

This marked the first scholarship offer for Prochazka, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound lineman.

"I thought coming to Nebraska today would be just like my other game-day visit," Prochazka said. "I am absolutely honored to be given the opportunity to play college football for a team I grew up watching."

He's the son of former Lincoln Southeast and UNO lineman Jeff Prochazka. His mother Katie was also a standout swimmer for Kansas.

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