Teddy Prochazka

Teddy Prochazka received a scholarship offer from Nebraska in October. He added another last weekend after a visit to Northwestern.

Elkhorn South sophomore Teddy Prochazka spent the weekend in Evanston, Illinois, seeing what Big Ten West champion Northwestern has to offer.

And one thing the Wildcats can offer is a full scholarship, which he received at the end of his visit to the school whose cost of attendance exceeds $70,000 a year. It’s the second Big Ten offer for the 6-foot-8, 260-pound tackle.

“Watching the practice really gave me a good behind-the-scenes vibe of what they are all about,” Prochazka said. “They really take the smallest details seriously.”

Prochazka also experienced an offensive line meeting as Northwestern prepares for the Holiday Bowl against Utah on New Year’s Eve.

“I thought it was really cool how they had their upperclassmen critique the underclassmen,” Prochazka said.

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Nebraska was the first to offer Prochazka a scholarship on Oct. 20. Husker coach Scott Frost and inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud caused a bit of a stir at Elkhorn South last week when they visited to chat with Prochazka.

“They said they wanted me to come to some spring practices and see what their practices are like,” Prochazka said. “I don’t have any visits planned anywhere right now, but I will probably go to a couple practices in the spring. Maybe Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa.”

Colleges are pursuing Prochazka as a future left tackle. Nebraska projects him to be 310 or 315 pounds eventually, and he said Northwestern believes it can put a lot of good weight on him, too.

Prochazka is much bigger than most high school sophomores, but it’s not just his size that separates him. He also has a humble maturity despite all the recruiting attention he’s already gotten.

And he’s still focused on improving as a football player to match those expectations.

“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.”

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

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