Huskers interested in Cali QB

The Huskers are searching nationally for their next quarterback. Nebraska has extended some offers, but is also keeping tabs on some of the nation's best and you might see a flurry of new offers extended following the spring evaluation period. One quarterback that the Huskers have been keeping in touch with is Tyler Shreve from Redlands (Calif.) East.

Out of one sport and into the other. That is the case for so many players today and it's that way for Redlands (Calif.) East quarterback, Tyler Shreve, who is now getting ready for baseball.

"I have baseball now," Shreve said. "I just went straight from football into baseball. We had off-season conditioning and right into the season. I play pitcher and short stop."

Shreve is a dual sport standout who could expect to get recruited to play baseball in college as well as football. Shreve wasn't sure of his stats last year, but knew that he picked up some nice honors.

"I don't know what my stats were exactly last year. I averaged about six or seven yards per carry. I picked all-league and all-CIF honors."

Shreve has the mobility that is so desirable to go along with a big frame. At 6-foot-4 and 205-pounds, Shreve is an imposing quarterback who can throw the ball downfield or make plays with his feet.

"I would say probably my mobility and my arm strength. I would rather pass, but if it's open to run then I am not going to hesitate. I had the most carries on the team."

No one has tendered an offer to Shreve yet, but it seems that the first one could come at any time. He is getting a lot of looks from area, PAC 10 teams as well as some others that he noted.

"I don't have any offers yet. They are all waiting for spring ball to come around. I am getting the most attention from Oregon, UCLA, USC, most of the PAC 10, Idaho and a couple of others.

"I am getting some interest from some other schools like Nebraska. Nebraska is sending me a whole bunch of stuff, but they really haven't contacted me personally yet."

Shreve said that he is looking at the staff and the school when it comes to his decision. Location is important to his family, but he would prefer to get out of the area to go to school.

"I am really just looking at the coaching staff and the school mainly. I want to get a good education. I am also looking at the depth chart. I want to go where I can play and battle for a spot.

"Staying close to California doesn't really matter to me. My parents have been talking to me about it recently to stay closer to home. I kind of want to get out of here."

Shreve threw for 1,299 yards and 20 touchdowns against six picks in 2007 as a sophomore.


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