Nebraska has offered four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia, the nation's No. 13 signal-caller in the 2017 class.
The Calabasas high school (CA) product went to Twitter to announce the offer, but talked with Big Red Report shortly after.
“Words can’t describe how I felt. I was just speechless,” said Gebbia. “God is doing great things in my life and is allowing me to do great things on the football field. I know how great Nebraska’s history and tradition is. I know a couple guys going out there.”
With offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Miami, Louisville and more, Gebbia is quickly becoming one of the more sought after junior quarterbacks in the country.
In March, Gebbia visited Nebraska with the Team19 All Stars, led by former NFL Pro Bowler Keyshawn Johnson. Johnson played for Nebraska head coach Mike Riley at USC when Riley was an offensive coordinator. Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., is one of the top wide receivers in the country for the 2017 class.
“Almost everything was something I remember at Nebraska,” said Gebbia. “From the weight room to the stadium. It was an amazing experience. When I walked out on that field, I really felt like that was somewhere I could be. No words can describe how I feel right now even.”
The California prep talked about making a return visit.
“I definitely want to go see a game out there and to see what the atmosphere is really like – to see what the crowd support is like,” said Gebbia. “I want to also see what things are like during school hours.”
Calabasas opens their season on Friday against Canyon. Gebbia is one of 10 quarterbacks to watch in the Los Angeles area according to the Times. Nebraska 2016 commit Patrick O’Brien also made the list.
“Practices are going well. My job is just to be the point guard and get the ball in the hands of guys like Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Darnay Holmes,” said Gebbia. “Those guys go out and make plays for me…It’s really a blessing.”
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect passed for over 3,300 yards last season with 35 touchdowns – leading the Coyotes to a 6-6 record.
"I think it can be a great fit because they are going toward the pro-style kind of offense which suits me much more than what they have done before in the past,” said Gebbia.