Nebraska offers Sugarland, Texas WR!

Nebraska has been hitting Texas hard this year in recruiting. The newest Husker offer goes to a very physical wide receiver from Sugarland, Texas.

At 6-foot-1.5 and 190 pounds, Elijah Theus, JR. tore up the football field last year. He hauled in 34 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns. His efforts last fall and this spring have yielded him five offers to date.

"I am up to five offers," Theus said, "Wisconsin, Arizona, Tulsa, Nebraska and Colorado have offered. The first offer was from Arizona in early May. The last was from Nebraska in early June."

Although Theus could have easily have said that his height and physical attributes were his biggest strength, he didn't. He is more than just a physical wide receiver.

"I run good routes. I have good hands and I have been working out so I am very strong. I know what to look for in a defense and where the open areas are."

There are a few things that Elijah is considering when it comes to picking out a college. "First is academics. It's important to me, my family and everyone else around me."

"Second is the atmosphere. Third is the type of program that they have. And lastly is the conference that they play in."

"I really like the Big 12. Then there is the Big 10, PAC 10 and the SEC. I could really see myself playing in all of those conferences."

When it comes to naming leaders, one name heads the list. "I think Nebraska would be one. They're going to throw the ball. Arizona and Wisconsin are good ones. Hopefully they'll be some more offers coming."

Despite growing up in Southern Texas, Theus hasn't attracted any Texas attention and is really waiting to see what happens with Texas A&M.

Nebraska has some things going for them that Theus made note of, other than having offered Elijah already. "Growing up and watching them they've always had a great program. Now they have a NFL coach coming in. If I were to go there and do well it would help me to get to the next level."

Distance will not be a factor in Theus' decision. The biggest factor will be who does and who doesn't offered. "Anyone who offers me I will be looking at."

Theus doesn't have any camp dates set. He is trying to set up some one day camps at Wisconsin, Arizona and Texas A&M. He does have some ideas about official visits with Wisconsin, Arizona and Nebraska looking to get official visits.

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