Nebraska throws an offer to Michigan prep Jalen Mayfield

The Nebraska coaching staff is on the road and have identified a new offensive line target.

Grand Rapid (Michigan) Catholic Central high school offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield received a Nebraska offer on Friday. The Husker coaching staff is on the road during the evaluation process.

The four-star prospect has already visited Ann Arbor multiple times and the Wolverines are the perceived leader for the 2018 prospect. Mayfield was once committed to Minnesota and also has offers from Iowa, Arizona and Michigan State. 

"I'm not rushing into things. I felt like I kind of did that the first time, so I want to let everything settle out and separate itself," Mayfield told national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu in early April. 

Mayfield participated in the Chicago Opening earlier this month. 

"Going into this event, Mayfield had played basketball all winter. Since the season had finished several weeks back, he was able to get in the weight room and get up closer to 260 pounds, but still lean," said Trieu. "Given that he had not been doing as much football stuff and he was lighter than most of the other offensive tackles in attendance, we were interested to see how he would fare in this setting, but he exceeded expectations. Viewed as an upside guy, that upside was very evident, but he is not as much of a project as he is made out to be. His athleticism allows him to get out of his stance quickly and mirror edge rushers, and while he still needs to get stronger, he has a mean streak and a competitive streak that allows him to win these reps. He is going to easily add weight in college. His performance on Sunday was extremely encouraging in regards to what he can be down the line"

We are effecting the junior to see if a Nebraska visit is possible down the road.

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