Huskers offer Texas TE

It's been an on-going effort, but Nebraska is still looking for help at the tight end position. The Huskers seem to have always missed on their top targets despite an offense that can really feature the tight end and really runs a lot of multiple tight end formations. The Huskers have spotted a tight end in the Houston area and will get a visit later from him this spring.

Things are pretty busy for Jordan Najvar. The 6-foot-5 and 230-pound tight end with 4.7/40-speed, from Spring (Texas) Klein Oak, has had recruiting to keep him busy along with training to get ready for spring ball.

"It's just recruiting and spring training is starting in a couple of weeks," Najvar said. "I have been working out a lot. That is about it."

Klein Oak had a very successful run last year. Najvar was one of the standouts on offense earning district and regional honors as a junior.

"We went 9-1 and got second in district. Overall, we were 10-2 with a second round loss in the playoffs. I had 15 catches for 205 yards and a touchdown. I received first team all-district and honorable mention all-region."

Najvar says that recruiting is really booming lately with a lot more potentially on the way. It seems that a lot of teams are caught up on ball right now, but as soon as practices get over that they will be getting back to Najvar.

"I am getting a lot of offers recently, letters and even emails, basically. I have offers from Arizona, Nebraska, Clemson, Arkansas and Houston. Everyone likes me as a tight end.

"Oklahoma is really close to offering. They want to see me in the spring. That is the same with Georgia, Auburn and Virginia said that they should be offering after the spring. Stanford said that they are in the market for an athletic tight end. Northwestern is waiting on my SAT."

Najvar is really in the right market. The idea of having a tight end that is really an over-grown receiver is no longer a fad; it's a staple of football. The mismatches that are created not only for the tight end, but other receivers, make hybrid tight ends too valuable to not have on your team.

"I think that I am more of an athlete at the tight end position. I am not on the line the entire time. I am moving around and creating mismatches in the secondary.

"My best asset as a tight end is that I am really a big receiver playing the tight end position. We do a lot of different things way out wide and then tight to the offensive tackle."

One of the biggest things for Najvar and picking out a school is finding a place that he may not just be comfortable for four or five years, but a place where be might call home the rest of his life.

"I am looking for somewhere that feels like home. Basically, I am going to go anywhere, but I want to know that I feel comfortable somewhere for the next five years or the rest of my life.

"My decision will revolve around football, but it will also have a lot about getting a degree and basically guaranteeing me a future."

The Nebraska offer was early in the process and Najvar has some strong thoughts about Nebraska. The conference that they play in definitely helps in Najvar's eyes and he feels that with the new coaching staff that Nebraska will be back on top in no time.

"The Nebraska offer is like the Arkansas offer because it's a team in the Big 12 or the SEC, its big-time football. I also know that football is life up there. Everyone in Nebraska roots for the Cornhuskers. I feel like if you go up there to play football that you are treated somewhat like a God.

"Everyone wants to be around you. Nebraska is known for being a powerhouse team and they have won the Big 12 a couple of times. They are in a little bit of a slow down, but with the new coach I am sure that they will pick it up to where they are supposed to be."

Najvar has taken some trips already, but is currently in a holding pattern until spring practices are over with. There are two schools that are on his immediate agenda following spring practices and before his summer commitment.

"I have been to Texas, Houston, Texas Tech, Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona. I do want to see all of the schools before I make a commitment this summer. The top two schools to see after spring training are Nebraska and Arkansas."

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