Elkhorn junior Drew Christo

Elkhorn's Drew Christo has received significant interest in football and baseball.

Most Husker football fans remember the last name Christo.

Elkhorn junior Drew Christo, son of former quarterback Monte Christo, is carving his own path to becoming a Division I athlete.

The younger Christo has received scholarship offers from Nebraska, Creighton, Virginia, Duke, West Virginia and Kansas State — in baseball.

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“Kentucky and North Carolina have shown a lot of interest and said if I was able to get on campus this fall an offer would most likely be coming my way,” Christo said.

Christo, who is primarily being recruited as a pitcher, had 38 strikeouts in 31 innings for Elkhorn in the spring. This summer, he helped OrthoNebraska reach the Class A American Legion state tournament.

“In my last start I was 88 to 91 with my fastball,” he said. “I like pitching more, because every play you are in the game, and I’m pretty competitive.”

Drew Christo

Drew Christo had 38 strikeouts in 31 innings this spring and helped the Antlers reach the Class A legion state tournament in the summer.

His recruitment as a football player has been a bit slower.

“Nebraska came up to (Elkhorn) a few times this spring, and I camped at Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights camp,” he said. “I went to Northwestern this summer for a camp, and they said they would be following my film this fall.”

The Antlers are planning an offensive overhaul, which could accelerate the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder’s recruitment.

“Last year I played tight end,” he said. “This year we are moving to a spread offense, and I will be playing inside receiver or the slot guy on offense and outside linebacker on defense.”

Though he hasn’t decided what sport he will pursue, Christo has a timeline for making a decision.

“I think around late September or sometime in the fall is when a decision will roll around on what sport I want to focus on,” he said. “Over the summer, I think I figured out baseball is going to be my primary sport, but I’m definitely not going to rule out football.”

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