After failing to land a scholarship long snapper earlier in the week, Nebraska showed it is a true priority to them in the 2015 class, by offering Bishop Gorman high school (Las Vegas, NV) talent Jordan Ober on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot, 190-pound product has only been long snapping for two years, but credits his success to guru Chris Rubio. According to Rubio, an authority on the nation’s top long snappers, Ober ranks No. 11 in the country for the 2015 class.
”Handles pressure as well as anyone in the country and is very smooth with his snapping on punts and pats,” writes Rubio on his website. “He is quick on his feet and shows very good athleticism. The bigger he gets, the better he will be in the long run. Type of long snapper that is always improving. Great head on his shoulders.”
Ober will visit Nebraska over the weekend on an official visit and says he will do so with an open mind. He likes the idea of heading to a program with a dedicated special teams coach like Nebraska’s Bruce Read.
“I think having a special teams coach makes the situation a lot better,” said Ober. “It shows they care about that part of the game.”
Bishop Gorman high school is a place the previous Nebraska coaching staff was no stranger to. The Huskers made a handful of offers over the years to players at the school, including Nick Gates, who Nebraska landed last year.
“I would say we were acquaintances,” said Ober of Gates. “I watched Nebraska recruit him and have seen them play on TV a lot. It’s a great school. It reminds me a lot of Bishop Gorman in what they are all about. I like that.”