Watts-Betts

Omaha Burke's Xavier Watts, left, and Bellevue West's Zavier Betts both hold scholarship offers from Nebraska.

Now that the majority of football players in the 2019 recruiting class have signed, we can flip the calendar to 2020.

There were 13 seniors from Nebraska high schools who signed with Division I football programs in 2019, including seven at the FBS level and five with the Huskers. 

The 2020 recruiting cycle could see similar numbers.

Here are some of the in-state players who already hold Division I football offers or could see their recruitment take off this spring:

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Xavier Watts, WR, Omaha Burke: Watts elevated his profile to national status after getting a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. He also holds offers Nebraska, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa State, Northwestern, Purdue and South Dakota State.

Zavier Betts, WR, Bellevue West: Betts has prototypical size at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. He holds scholarship offers from power-conference schools Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue.

Jay Ducker, RB, Bellevue West: Ducker is the most productive back in the class. He holds offers from Purdue, Northern Iowa, South Dakota and South Dakota State. He also attended Nebraska's junior day last weekend.

Isaac Gifford, S, Lincoln Southeast: Gifford holds a scholarship offer from Oregon State. He also attended junior day at Nebraska, where his brother, Luke Gifford, was a team captain last season.

Kohl Herbolsheimer, DL, Millard South: Herbolsheimer holds a scholarship offer from South Dakota. He was another Nebraska junior day attendee, and he's also drawing interest from Minnesota, Wyoming, Kansas State, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Northern Iowa.

Miko Maessner, RB, Kearney: The speedster holds scholarship offers from Iowa State, Liberty and South Dakota State. Nebraska hosted him for junior day.

Mason Armstead, ATH, Omaha Creighton Prep: Armstead has been to Nebraska for game-day visits in the fall and attended NU's junior day last weekend. He also visited South Dakota State for junior day two weekends ago. Iowa State and North Dakota State are among the schools that have expressed interest.

Bryce Kitrell, ATH, Ashland-Greenwood: Kitrell was another player at Nebraska's junior day. Wyoming, Iowa, South Dakota State and Northern Iowa have been in contact with him recently. One of his brothers, Brett Kitrell, plays at Ohio, and another, Bo Kitrell, was a Husker walk-on.

Ty Hahn, ATH, Johnson-Brock: Hahn starred in the Eagles' state championship last season. He has drawn interest from regional FCS schools like South Dakota State and has taken multiple game-day visits to Nebraska.

Blake Anderson, OL, Omaha Skutt: At 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Anderson has the ideal frame to be an interior lineman at the collegiate level. A two-year starter for the SkyHawks, he attended South Dakota State's junior day two weeks ago and took game-day visits to Nebraska in the fall.

Tyson Gordon, ATH, Omaha Skutt: Gordon will decide later which sport he will play at the collegiate level. The standout on the basketball court has drawn some FCS interest and attended South Dakota State's junior day two weeks ago.

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

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