Woodbury defensive end David Alston had a good performance at last weekend's NIKE Opening Regional. A lean, athletic pass rusher, Alston entered the event with 15 offers, including several from the Ivy League, Utah, Northern Illinois and more.
On Monday, the day after the camp, he received his first Big Ten offer from Nebraska.
"[I was a little surprised], yes," he said. "We'd been in contact for a while and they'd told me that they really like to do their research so I guess I thought it would take longer."
The Huskers have two Minnesota products on their roster, wide receivers Brett Classen and J.D.Spielman.
Alston will now look to set up a time to see the school and learn more about the program.
"I have not and yes a visit there will most likely happen I'm just not sure when yet. I know they put guys in the NFL and have a great tradition of winning championships also that their fanbase is extremely passionate."
Alston's recruitment is threatening to move to the next level as many other major programs have reached out.