Trevin Luben is no different than most kids who grow up playing football in Nebraska. He's watched the Huskers his whole life, envisioning himself running out of the tunnel at Memorial Stadium.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior running back from Wahoo has positioned himself to do just that. Last week Luben received a walk-on offer to play football at Nebraska.
"It is definitely a dream to play there," Luben said. "Every one in my whole family is huge Husker fans."
Luben has a good relationship with Kenny Wilhite, Nebraska's director of high school relations. NU running backs coach Ryan Held has been recruiting him as well. Luben has taken a handful of game-day visits to Nebraska this fall and is likely to visit for Nebraska's two remaining home games.
"Kenny and Ryan Held have been talking to me the most," Luben said. "I think if I take another game-day visit I will get a better feel for the coaching staff."
Along with Nebraska, Luben has also been in contact with Wyoming. He hasn't visited Laramie yet but has been working with the Cowboys staff on a visit date. He has received offers from NAIA Morningside and Division III Nebraska Wesleyan. Division II Augustana, UNK and Southwest Minnesota State have shown interest.
The opportunity to walk on at Nebraska will be hard to down for Luben, but he said he will take his time with the decision. For now he hasn't planned any visits and isn't looking to make a decision until after the Warriors' playoff run.
"I think I want to have it figured out in December," Luben said. "I will probably take a few more visits after football season, but I really don't have anything planned and my focus is the playoffs."
Wahoo has never made it to a state final in football and the Warriors have lost the last two seasons in the state semifinals. That is something Luben and his teammates hope to change later this month.
"Everyone that has played a role has felt what the last two years have been to lose in the semis," Luben said "It sucked."