Columbus senior Joey Braasch

"I'm willing to play whatever helps the team win," Columbus running back Joey Braasch said. The senior has a preferred walk-on offer from Nebraska and scholarship offers from Northern Iowa and Wyoming.

Columbus senior Joey Braasch has what he considers three good options to play football after high school.

"Walking on with the potential to earn a scholarship at Nebraska, a full ride at Wyoming or a full ride at Northern Iowa," the 6-foot, 200-pound running back said. 

Braasch was a game day visitor for the Nebraska-Northwestern game.

"They selected some of the players to go to the locker room before the team came out for the last time and I was one of those," he said of his trip to Lincoln. "It was quite the experience."

Braasch has held a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa since January. Two weeks ago he took a game day visit to UNI — his second to Cedar Falls in 2019.

"It was pretty nice, the dome is a neat little place," he said. "I talked to all of the coaches again and got to see the team warm up before the game. It was a pretty good time."

Braasch added an offer from Wyoming on Sept. 30

"I had a phone call with (running backs) coach (Gordie) Haug and he said I am at the top of their board at running back."

Braasch has a blend of power and speed with a 4.58-second 40-yard dash. He has rushed for 511 yards on 78 carries — 6.6 yards per attempt — and seven touchdowns. He also has five receptions for 50 yards. He is a versatile athlete that could play in the secondary.

"I'm willing to play whatever helps the team win," Braasch said.

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