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.
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.
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17. Grant Matthies, TE, Omaha Creighton Prep
Evaluation: Matthies’ best attribute is his pass-catching ability. He is a big guy with soft hands that can play out wide or as an inline blocking tight end. He can also play as a hybrid tight end or H-back.
16. Kanon Koster, QB, Kearney
Evaluation: Koster one of the state’s best all-around athletes and boasts a 33-inch vertical jump, 260-pound max bench press and 295-pound hang clean. He is a big, strong, athletic quarterback that is extremely smart. He is a true dual-threat quarterback that is a standout on the basketball court as well.
15. Matt Masker, QB, Kearney Catholic
Evaluation: Masker is a big, strong pocket passer. He can make all the throws and has a quick release that averages 2.8 seconds on short to medium passes.
14. Brody Belt, RB, Millard West
Evaluation: Belt is a tough runner with breakaway speed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He is versatile in the passing game and will line up in the slot at times.
13. Chris Cassidy, LB, Lincoln Pius X
Evaluation: A disciplined, prototypical inside linebacker that can plug and fill rushing lanes and is good in tight spaces. Cassidy can bench press 395 pounds and squat 515 pounds.
12. Jake Archer, LB, Omaha Skutt
Evaluation: A great tackler with a nose for the football. Archer has a gift for finding the ball and doesn’t get lost in traffic. He has great lateral quickness and is not afraid to take on blockers.
11. Zion Perry, WR, Lincoln High
Evaluation: Perry is a threat to take every catch for a touchdown. He has great hands and runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and 10.8-second 100-meter dash.
10. AJ Forbes, OL, Bellevue West
Evaluation: Forbes' versatility earns him the top spot at his position. Forbes can play all five positions on the offensive line and is one of the top defensive linemen in the state as well. The strength is there, too, with a 330-pound bench press, 450-pound squat and 550-pound deadlift.
Evaluation: Otte is as versatile as they come. He plays multiple positions for York, but with his natural leadership, Otte is a perfect safety. He has great instincts and is a sure tackler.
8. Ti'jaih Davis, DB, Boys Town
Evaluation: Davis is a rangy defensive back with natural ball instincts. He isn’t afraid to take on blockers and doesn’t miss many tackles in the open field.
7. Bryce Stai, TE, Norris
Evaluation: Stai is big, strong and tough as nails. He is a force as a blocker and a better-than-average pass catcher. He has a high motor and will lower his pad level to run through would-be tacklers in the open field.
6. Milton Sargbah, RB, Omaha North
Evaluation: Sargbah is elusive and lethal in open space. He is one of the fastest players in the state with a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. Sargbah can make people miss in tight spaces and isn’t afraid to run through would-be tacklers.
5. Moses Bryant, ATH, Elkhorn South
Evaluation: Bryant can — and will — play multiple positions. He is elusive, explosive with the ball in his hands and a dangerous kick returner. He can turn and run with almost anyone and has great ball skills.
4. Zach Schlager, LB, McCook
Evaluation: It's hard to find a better all-around football player than Schlager. He has a tremendous motor and is a natural leader. Schlager makes plays all over the field and is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker.
3. Masry Mapieu, DL, York
Evaluation: Mapieu is the perfect fit at nose tackle. He is big, strong and almost immovable. He may not make a ton of tackles or get a bundle of sacks, but he does open things up for his teammates to make plays.
2. Bryson Williams, DL, Lincoln Southeast
Evaluation: Williams is quick off the snap and strong enough to fight off double teams and get to the quarterback. His measurables are off the charts — a 4.85-second 40-yard dash, 30.5-inch vertical, 355-pound bench press and a 525-pound squat.
1. Cameron Jurgens, TE, Beatrice
Evaluation: Just look at the measurables, and that tells you all you need to know about Jurgens. At his size, he has a 4.98-second 40-yard dash, 32.2-inch vertical jump and a shuttle of 4.74 seconds. Then, turn on the film and you can see that he is the real deal. He can virtually do anything he wants at tight end and linebacker.