Texas receiver has Wisconsin offer

Nebraska is the most recent school of five to offer Elijah Theus Jr.

At 6-foot-1 1/2 and 190 pounds, Elijah Theus Jr. had a fine season 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 easily have said that his height and physical attributes were his biggest strength, he did not. He is more than just a physical wide receiver.

"I run good routes," he said. "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 Theus is considering when it comes to picking out a college. "First is academics," he said. "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," Theus added. "Then there is the Big Ten, 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," he said. "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 has not 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 then having already offered. "Growing up and watching them they've always had a great program," he said. "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. "Anyone who offers me I will be looking at," he said.

Theus does not have any camp dates set. He is trying to set up some one day camps at Wisconsin, Arizona and Texas A&M. Theus expects to set up official visits with Wisconsin, Arizona and Nebraska.

This story originally published on BigRedReport.com

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