Nebraska offers Darlington

Nebraska is still extending offers out to new players every day despite being right in the thick of spring practices. Yesterday the Nebraska staff extended an offer to the No. 24 quarterback in the nation.

There has been some solid communication in the last week or so between Nebraska and Zack Darlington from Apopka (Flor.). Ultimately the talks led to possibly getting an offer and Darlington found out yesterday that Nebraska was ready to make it official.

"I got the offer yesterday from Nebraska actually," Darlington said. "I was just talking with Coach Tim Beck. It was my first time talking to him since they offered.

"I spoke with him about a week ago and he wanted to get Coach Bo Pelini to OK an offer. It means a lot to me personally to get an offer from Nebraska. Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy there and other great quarterbacks like Tommie Frazier and Scott Frost won National Championships at Nebraska."

The relationship is building between Darlington and Nebraska. He would like to get a chance to set up some plans to go and see Nebraska, but the date that was thrown around today talking to Coach Beck is bad for him.

"The talk with Coach Tim Beck today was great. I am excited about the offer and the tradition that Nebraska has. We were talking about possibly setting up a time to go there for a visit. I don't have anything planned yet. We talked about the spring game, but I have our team banquet that day."

There is a lot of respect on the side of the Darlington household when it comes to Nebraska extending back to a great run in the 90s for the Huskers. Darlington sees some similarities on the field now to what Nebraska was doing then and he and his father have been known to "borrow" a play from Nebraska and put it in the Apopka playbook.

"Nebraska runs kind of the same offense that we do here at Apopka and it's kind of similar to what they ran in the 90s with a lot more of it now out of shotgun. A lot of it is just different formations. My dad and I have actually watched Nebraska's film and drawn up plays to use."

Darlington is coming close to a double-digit offer total with Nebraska coming in at No. 9. While plans to visit Nebraska are still being talked about a few schools might have a chance to host Darlington here in the coming weeks over his spring break.

"Nebraska was my ninth offer. I also have offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Boston College, West Virginia, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Arizona and Southern Miss. On my spring break I am going to try and get out to take visits to Ole Miss, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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