An intriguing prospect to keep an eye on for Nebraska fans in both football and baseball is Ayden Eberhardt from Loveland (Colo.). The 6-foot-1 and 170-pound Eberhardt threw for almost 1,500 yards last year and ran for nearly another 400.
”I have received interest from Nebraska in football and baseball,” Eberhardt said. “I have received interest from Nebraska, Colorado State, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah State and Oklahoma State in football. I have also received some interest in baseball from Notre Dame, Kansas, Ohio University and Creighton.”
Eberhardt is mature and shows a lot of leadership on the field. He was a team captain as a junior, was the offensive player of the year on the team and was also all-conference and an all-state academic selection.
”As a quarterback I would describe myself as a dual threat QB. I have great vision for both running and passing the ball. Once out of the pocket I continue to look downfield for opportunities to strike deep.
”My best attribute may be my ability to understand the game and to read defenses. My offense allows me to change plays and make calls at the line based on the defense like Oregon and Ohio State. Russell Wilson is my role model both on the field and off. How he conducts himself is what I strive for.”
With spring around the corner things are starting to ramp up for Eberhardt. He says that he is still figuring out some junior days to attend for football, but baseball is kicking off as well. He says that he is part of a traveling baseball team and has his eyes on some camps this summer.
”I am hoping to pick some Junior days to attend. Next weekend I will be in Denver to get ranked at the PBR baseball high school rankings.
”I will be traveling with the top Colorado baseball team this summer to Chicago, Missouri, Arizona and California. I will go to Nebraska quarterback camp as well as Colorado State’s quarterback camp. I am hoping to go to Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico as well.”
Eberhardt is only a junior, but has a pretty firm handle on what is important to him when it comes to his decision. He says that he’s willing to go anywhere for the right decision and one of the reasons is because of the support of his family.
”I am looking for great environment to learn and excel in academics and athletics. I am willing to go anywhere in the country if a great opportunity may arise. My family supports me and my dreams.”