Nebraska's camp last week as one of the top prospects in the state of Nebraska. It did not take long for Nebraska to offer the Lincoln Southwest product, which soon resulted in a verbal commitment.
"Ty verballed to Nebraska on Monday," Southwest Head Coach Mark King said. "Coach (Barney) Cotton was Ty's main recruiter, and does a very nice job. I had spoke with him a few times, and I know that the staff was happy to see how much stronger and bigger Ty had gotten during the spring."
After earlier reporting in at 219 at a wrestling tournament this past winter, Ty recorded in at 6'3 (1/2) 233 at camp last week.
Steinkhuler also received strong interest from Kansas.
How would Coach King describe his star player?
"His motor is always running. He also finishes plays, and a lot of times looks for that extra opporunity for contact. He is a tenacious player who loves contact."
Steinkhuler's father, Dean, was a pretty good football player as well. A former Outland Trophy winner as an offensive lineman at Nebraska, Dean spent ten seasons with the Houston Oilers in the NFL. Any chance Ty could follow in the footsteps of his father and become an interior lineman?
"Right now, his body is best suited for defensive end. His body only has 7% body fat. There is a chance in the long term he could beef up to play the interior line, though."
TheInsiders.com hopes to have comments from Ty available tomorrow!