Sticks throws for Nebraska twice

Easton Stick's camp performance at Nebraska was impressive enough to get invited back for another showing.

If Nebraska takes a second quarterback in the 2014 class, could it be Creighton Prep's Easton Stick? The soon to be senior thinks there's a chance.

Sporting D-1 offers from Northern Colorado and Akron, Stick threw for the Huskers at their camp earlier in the week.

"I think they were pretty surprised and impressed with what I did," said the 2014 prospect. "Coach Pelini knew I was going to Cincinnati the day after, but wanted me to come back and work with them again."

So Stick made the drive from Omaha to Lincoln again on Friday after coming back form Akron and once again showed what he could bring to the field.

"I had a couple good conversations with them. I think I left a good impression," said Stick. "From talking with them, I think I'm the next guy in line as far as offers go down the road."

That was before Florida quarterback Zach Darlington committed to the Huskers on Friday afternoon. But the Nebraska prep quarterback says it might not make a difference.

"They might take two guys, and I could be the second guy," said Stick. "It wouldn't matter to me, it wouldn't be any different. I would be pretty excited about it. No matter where you go, you have to compete. I don't think an extra guy is going to make or break my decision, you should have competition no matter where you go. It's all about finding the best place for me."

Stick, who is 6-foot-2, and 204-pounds, threw for 2,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, to just three interceptions in 2012. He also rushed for 515 yards and 15 touchdowns. This offseason, he's increased his weight while keeping his speed, and also add velocity to his throws.

If Nebraska doesn't work out, Stick should have more offers before February as his name starts to circulate. Northern Colorado just offered earlier in the week.

"I had no interaction with them before hand. They called my coach and told him to have me call them," said Stick. "I talked to them for a little while and they made the offer. They had seen my film about a week earlier. One of the guys that coaches at Steve Calhoun's camps saw my film and just so happened to play at Northern Illinois, so he called them. I got luckily a little bit."

Speaking of Calhoun, who works with Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, the high-profile quarterback coach was in Lincoln on Friday and worked with Stick at Nebraska's camp.

"He put a good word for me in at UCLA, so he's really helping me a lot. I really appreciate it," said Stick.

The soon to be senior will be at Kansas State today, and hit South Dakota, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State all in one trip next week.

"I know that I'm No. 1 on all their boards, so as long as everything goes as planned when I throw, I should walk away with an offers from those schools I would hope," said Stick.

Stay with Big Red Report as we continue to monitor the No. 1 quarterback in the state's recruitment.

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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