Nebraska Offers Several 2017 Prospects in Texas on Monday

Scout recaps several Nebraska offers for the 2017 class that went out Monday in the state of Texas ...

Here's a quick look at the 2017 prospects in Texas who reported Nebraska offers Monday:

Grant Delpit has emerged as one of the top safety prospects in Texas for the 2017 class. Three weeks ago, he had only one offer, which was from Kansas. Fast forward to Monday and he has more than a dozen, including schools such as LSU, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, and several others.

Delpit is a tall, long safety prospect who also possesses good cover skills that could potentially give him some position-flexibility in college. For more on Delpit, check out this story from Monday night -- Grant Delpit a Hot Name on P5 Recruiting Boards.

Derrick Tucker (pictured above) is a longtime four-star prospect who has been on college recruiters' radars for more than a year. He's another tall and very long safety prospect with a little bit more size right now than the aforementioned Delpit. Tucker is a true safety prospect who could potentially play strong or free, though his frame and athleticism give him a ranginess that may fit the free safety spot well. He can cover a ton of territory at the back end of the defense.

In addition to Nebraska, Tucker holds offers from schools such as Arkansas, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State, and Missouri. Scout ranks Tucker as the No. 2 safety in the Lone Star State and the No. 81 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300.

Deiontae Watts plays for a defense at Dallas-area Plano East that features him in the middle up front and five-star linebacker Anthony Hines playing behind him. At 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, Watts has a fantastic frame and mass for an interior defensive prospect, in addition to good quickness for a player with such size.

Nebraska joins Baylor, Texas A&M, and several others on Watts' early offer list. Watts should continue to rack up offers.

Levi Jones is an athletic outside linebacker prospect who burst onto the recruiting scene with a strong junior season that saw him help Austin Westlake reach the Texas Class 6A Division II state championship game. Jones is a long, rangy linebacker who excels playing in space, but also possesses the physical nature and instincts to be a factor against the run.

Scout ranks Jones as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the state of Texas, as well as the No. 103 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300. In addition to Nebraska, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Jones has picked up recent offers from Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Houston. Check out championship game footage of Jones in the below video:

Corey Bethley was the fith prospect in the Lone Star State to report a Monday offer from Nebraska. Bethley plays for Houston-area power Katy, the reigning Class 6A Division II state champion that went 16-0 and allowed only 62 points all season this past fall. Nebraska joins Baylor, Oklahoma State, Washington, and Houston on the 6-foot-1, 260-pounder's early offer list.

Bethley plays defensive end in an even front, but could potentially be position-versatile at the next level as an end or a tackle in a four-man front. He's strong at the point of attack and holds his own against bigger offensive linemen in the run game. He also has shown the ability to put pressure on the quarterback, as evidencd by 11 1/2 sacks during his sophomore season in 2014.


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