Milton Sargbah

Milton Sargbah helped lead Omaha North to the Class A state championship.

Nebraska's new coaching staff seems intent on honoring in-state offers made by the previous regime and reaffirming the commitments of players already pledged to the Huskers.

Nebraska has four in-state players committed between the 2018 and 2019 classes: Beatrice tight end Cameron Jurgens, York defensive tackle Masry Mapieu, York athlete Garrett Snodgrass and Scottsbluff defensive end Garrett Nelson.

2018 Lincoln Southeast defensive lineman Bryson Williams was the first in-state prospect Scott Frost offered a scholarship, which came Sunday night for the Wisconsin commit.

The former Nebraska staff also extended scholarship offers to the 2019 Omaha Burke duo of linebacker Nick Henrich and tight end Chris Hickman, along with 2020 Bellevue West wide receiver Zavier Betts.

Those offers are likely still on the table from Frost and his staff.

But there are more Nebraska players the Huskers should consider targeting. Let's take a look at some that could be next in line to receive offers from Nebraska and why it would make sense:

1. Omaha North senior running back Milton Sargbah runs a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, which was timed at one of the Friday Night Lights camps in Lincoln this summer. Sargbah has already had contact with Frost. While no offer came from that discussion, Sargbah said he will be patient with the process.

Sargbah could also be a threat in the return game. At 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, Sargbah could even move to slot receiver or defensive back. He's a better-than-average pass-catcher out of the backfield. His pass blocking is still a question, though.

2. Lincoln High senior receiver Zion Perry is another burner with a 4.43-second electronically timed 40-yard dash. Perry is small — just 5-foot-7, 170 pounds — but the new offense at Nebraska wants to play fast with fast players. It will be hard to find a faster player than Perry. Nebraska could find creative ways to get Perry the ball in space — whether it's on a jet sweep, wide receiver screen or short crossing routes — and let him do the rest.

3. Norfolk Catholic junior running back Dylan Kautz might just be the fastest player in the state. Kautz has personal records of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 10.53 seconds in the 100 meters. Not only is Kautz fast, but he is a solid 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds with great balance and is not afraid to lower a shoulder and take on tacklers.

4. Junior lineman Ethan Piper is 6-foot-4, 265 pounds and a dominant force for Norfolk Catholic. He has terrific instincts on the defensive line and holds an offer from Iowa, which came Saturday. Piper and Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan have built a strong relationship already.

5. Omaha Creighton Prep junior lineman Ryan Bena at 6-foot-3, 260 pounds is a very good run blocker and translates well to the inside at the next level. He is a good athlete that moves his feet well and can get to the second level quickly.

6. Millard South sophomore lineman Kohl Herbolsheimer — 6-foot-2, 235 pounds — translates to the defensive line at the college level but it will be interesting to watch his recruitment in the next few years.

7. Papillion-La Vista sophomore Preston Kellogg is under-the-radar as a recruit, for now, but at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, he will likely start becoming a familiar name as his high school career progresses.

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

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