Too much to pass up

The Nebraska walk-on class has a number of players that choose to take a chance in Lincoln to earn an offer and pass up a scholarship to other schools. Noah Arneson from Omaha (Nebr.) Gross is another one of those players and the opportunity to walk-on is a dream come true.

Noah Arneson from Omaha (Nebr.) Gross is a future Husker. The 6-foot-3 and 295-pound defensive tackle is set to walk-on at Nebraska after having a chance to grab a scholarship opportunity to either play football or for track.

"I got the news about the opportunity on the visit to Nebraska," Arneson said. "I had an offer from Washburn and Minnesota State for football. I had an offer to throw shot at Northwest Missouri. At first I had just narrowed it down to walking on, track and Washburn."

Turning down a scholarship for Arneson was something that he felt he needed to do to achieve the dream of being a Husker. Going to Lincoln has some benefits as well including family in Lincoln and the rest of his family just a short distance away.

"I always felt like it was something that I wanted to do. I've been a Husker fan all of my life. The academic side to the opportunity is very important, I have two brothers in Lincoln, I will be close to family and I have a chance to go there and earn an offer."

Arneson credits his quickness on his feet and on his get off for his success on the football field. The Huskers like Arneson on the defensive line and have also not closed the door on him possibly playing offensive line too.

"I am really quick on my feet. I feel like I get off on the ball quickly and I understand where the ball is. I play either interior spot on the defensive line and I could also play center or offensive guard as well."

Arneson finished his senior season with 45 tackles, four tackles for loss and four sacks. Arneson helped lead Gross to a Class B state championship.

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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