This week, sources have indicated that quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco is making his way through Texas to evaluate quarterbacks for the class of 2021. The Huskers have the great luxury of being able to really focus on the 2021 group since they have their man for 2020, Logan Smothers.
On Tuesday, Verduzco stopped through Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, to see 4-star (HV Rating: 94.3) quarterback Jalen Milroe.
2021 Katy Tompkins QB @JalenMilroe has seen his stock deservedly take off this spring. I’ve said it a bunch, but he reminds me of a young Kellen Mond pic.twitter.com/zuj4XESukm
— Ryan Brauninger (@R_Brauninger) May 8, 2019
I was able to reach the signal-caller for a comment on how his visit with Verduzco went on Tuesday.
“Honestly it was real cool. I enjoyed talking to Coach [Verduzco],” Milroe said. “I love how genuine he is and how interested he is in me. He gave me a lot good feedback and talked about how impressed he is with me. He wants me to come visit during the summer.”
Milroe is part of a strong 2021 group of quarterbacks in the state of Texas. He does hold 10 scholarship offers at this point, including Nebraska. The Huskers were early to the party on Milroe and were actually his first Power Five offer.
“I was very excited and honored to receive my first Power Five offer and have the potential to play for Coach Frost and Coach Verduzco,” Milroe told me in March. “When I met Coach Verduzco when he visited my school he seemed to know a lot about me and had a lot of great things to say then when I spoked to him again and he offered me, it felt unreal.”
In 2018, Milroe had a solid season. He threw for 1420 yards with 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He also chipped in 609 rushing yards. He has tremendous speed and quickness as proven by his 4.64 40-yard dash and 4.38 shuttle at Nike’s The Opening in March.
On film, he shows a strong arm and uses his quickness well to avoid the rush. His mechanics and footwork need some work but cleaning that up wouldn’t be a problem for a coach the caliber of Verduzco. Now the next step is getting Milroe and his family to Lincoln for a visit, which the quarterback told me he thinks will happen this summer.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.