4/5: Nebraska QB board/wishlist

A look at the Nebraska quarterback board/wish list heading into the Huskers' spring game.

In the last decade recruiting has sped up to what some call an alarming rate. Take the 2018 quarterback position for instance. Nebraska has already seen at least six of their known offers commit to other programs.

Jacob Sirmon – Washington, Cameron Rising – Oklahoma, Justin Fields – Penn State, Jack Tuttle – Utah, Colson Yankoff - Washington and Jack West – Stanford

Yankoff was the most recent to come off the board - committing to Washington in late March. 


http://www.scout.com/player/197384-jacob-sirmon?s=204 The four-star quarterback has been a Nebraska offeree for a long time. He's also been committed to Washington since last fall. But could the addition of Yankoff be hurting the Huskies chances long term with the in-state prep? In a recent Scout.com interview with Greg Biggins, Sirmon mentioned Nebraska, Alabama, Louisville and LSU as schools who have turned up the heat for him recently. He didn't rule out the possibility of taking other visits. While he said the competition doesn't bother him, it doesn't seem likely both quarterbacks end up in the Washington class in 2018. 

Sirmon threw for 2,498 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2016, throwing just two interceptions. 

http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/191753-jalen-mayden  A Scout Top 100 prospect, Mayden has a strong offer list, consisting of 20+ offers. On Monday, he pared it to a top five: Baylor, Louisville, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Nebraska. Likely to be the third D-1 player in his family, his brothers play at Alabama and Rice. He doesn't have a spring schedule set, but in the past indicated he would be making a spring decision. https://twitter.com/mayden_5/status/849396508445331456

Mayden played for Team USA in the Under-16 game in 2016 and was named MVP after throwing four touchdowns and rushing for one to help Team USA beat Alberta 43-6. In 20 high school appearances, Mayden has 4,579 yards and 54 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He's also rushed for over 1,100 yards with 12 scores. 

Mayden is currently the No. 1 quarterback in the state of Texas. A left-hander, he is a true dual-threat. While it appears the Huskers are mostly targeting pocket-passing quarterbacks, Mayden's 66 percent completition rate makes him a solid prospect for offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf's offense.

http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/203820-tanner-mckee  After visiting in November, Coronoa Centennial (California) high school quarterback Tanner McKee bolted up Nebraska’s recruiting board.

“I loved my visit to Nebraska. Definitely want to go back,” said McKee at the time. “I will probably take an official visit next year. Coach Langsford said he is coming out to Centennial soon, so I will get to talk with him more after he comes out.

“I connected well with the coach while I was in Nebraska and love the facilities and fans.”

According to Maxpreps.com, in 13 games McKee threw for just over 3,500 yards and 36 touchdowns to just eight interceptions – hitting on nearly 72 percent of his throws.

Recently he earned a spot in the Elite 11, after a strong showing at the Opening in Houston. But, things have appeared to cool a bit when it comes to McKee and Nebraska. In recent Scout.com updates, he hasn't mentioned Nebraska as much as other teams. In addition, he could be a player who goes on a two-year mission, meaning he wouldn't be eligible until 2020. 

Nebraska isn't backing off here by any means, but they are going to need to continue to shake the quarterback tree elsewhere. 

http://www.scout.com/player/203589-kevin-doyle?s=204 Doyle was offered in May of 2016 by Langsdorf, but the Nebraska has never been one to standout to the junior thus far. Nebraska fans will have a high chance of seeing him in the Big Ten though, with Michigan State being a current projected leader. 


http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/197447-brevin-white A former teammate of Nebraska running back target T.J. Pledger, White worked out for Nebraska at their satellite camp. Currently schools such as Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Tennessee and Oregon State have jumped on board. His brother is a Sun Devil. Fresno State is also a major player. He wants to visit Auburn and Georgia. He will likely be making a summer decision. Don't be surprised Nebraska to turn up the heat here.  White is visiting Lincoln for the Red-White game. He could be in line for an offer when hitting town. http://www.scout.com/player/212696-tyler-shough?s=204 A Nebraska visitor in March, Chandler (Arizona) Hamilton high school quarterback Tyler Shough seems to be getting strong interest from Nebraska. 

"The highlights were the academic tour and programs for athletes," said Shough. "They were all very welcoming and it was great meeting them."

In recent weeks Shough's recruitment has picked up. Once just an Ivy League offeree, Shough now has schools like South Carolina, Indiana and Michigan throwing a scholarship opportunity on the table. 

"I grew up a Wolverines fan; my dad was born in Michigan, so it's pretty big for me," Shough told Scout.com earlier this week. "I was very interested and had been talking to coach Harbaugh for a little bit. We spoke for 20 minutes (Tuesday) and I'm just very excited. It's just awesome.

As far as Nebraska? 

"Nebraska is pretty interested. I would just say it probably depends on if they are going to have another kid commit soon," said Shough at the time of his visit. That other kid was likely Yankoff. 

http://www.scout.com/player/200947-chase-wolf?s=204 Here will be a new name for a lot of Nebraska fans. Wolf has 10+ offers, with schools like Wisconsin, Pitt, Rutgers and Boston College already at the table. He's not mentioning Nebraska, but offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf does follow him on Twitter. 











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