Huskers check Justin Witt

Bryan Brokop isn't the only Lincoln-Way West offensive lineman the Huskers are interested in.

Nebraska commit Bryan Brokop wasn’t the only Lincoln-Way West offensive lineman the Huskers checked out on Thursday.

One of Brokop’s best friends, Justin Witt, is currently 6-foot-6 and now 273 pounds, after gaining 30 over the last year.

“He’s the type of kid who doesn’t have any hair on his body at all,” said Lincoln-Way West head coach Dave Ernst. “His mom is 6-foot and his dad is 6-foot-9. He’s a freak athlete. I think some of the biggest schools, before they offer him, want to see him on campus here this summer at a 1-day. I’m pretty sure all of the schools are going to like what they see.”

The nation’s No. 46 offensive tackle, Witt’s biggest offers come from the likes of Iowa State, Cal, and North Carolina State says Ernst. While the Huskers haven’t extended a scholarship nod to the three-star talent yet, there is mutual interest there.

“I’m definitely interested, not only because it’s a great program, but my teammate and best friend is going there,” said Witt. “Bryan and I grew up with our brothers being on the same baseball team. Now we are like family. If he’s not at my house, I’m at his. And since the recruiting process has started, we have talked about playing for the same team.”

With a double-digit offer list, Witt will take quite a few trips this summer and hopes to hit multiple camps.

“His parents have been very supportive and proactive,” said Ernst. “He was at Michigan State last weekend. They travel around and visit as many schools as they can. He’s going to visit NC State in a couple weeks. He plans on going to Notre Dame and Ohio State.”

This could include a trip to Nebraska in the future. Witt is currently the No. 11 offensive tackle in the Midwest.


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