Nebraska special team’s coach Bruce Read isn’t the only emphasis Coach Riley is putting on the third phase of the game. On Sunday, the Huskers offered California long snapper Grant Gluhaich. The Bellarmine College prep school product is the nation’s No. 10 long snapper according to long-snapping guru Chris Rubio.
“The facilities are some of the best I have seen,” said Gluhaich, who knew of Nebraska’s football tradition, but didn’t know exactly what to expect in Lincoln. “The school spirit is incredible. It really shocked me. It was a great weekend.”
Gluhaich, who is only 5-foot-11, 190 pounds at this point, will get better the bigger he gets says Rubio.
“Snaps, easily, a college ball right now,” said Rubio. “Gluhaich is one of those long snappers that just takes your breath away when you watch him. I saw him at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA and at the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp and he left no doubt, at either, that he is one of the most dominant long snappers in the country. To say he snaps fast is a massive understatement...He rips the ball back to the punter.”
Nebraska is Gluhaich’s first offer in the recruiting process.
“It feels great, all that hard work is paying off,” said the senior. “I really liked my time at Nebraska. I’m looking at some California schools, but it’s enticing…I will probably know before National Signing Day. The coaches wanted to know as well.
“Coach Read is a great guy. A lot of colleges don’t focus as much time on special teams as Nebraska. It’s really enticing.”
Big Red Report will continue to monitor the situation.