The Huskers fed their official visitors a lot over the past weekend. Tomahawk steaks, loads of bacon and a waffle bar were on the menu. There are major presentations around nutrition on the tour. For someone that likes to cook, an official visit to Nebraska is going to be a home run.
Scottsbluff offensive lineman Brock Knutson’s signature dish is his shrimp alfredo. He didn’t eat that on his official visit to Nebraska but instead ate a ribeye steak for a very special reason.
“Getting to meet with the nutritionist and see what goes into that stuff, it was cool,” Knutson said. “We got to have lunch at the training table and I was in love that because there was a lot of food in a little place. I got to go out back brand a ribeye with a NU logo.”
Knutson (6-7, 270) got to Lincoln Thursday evening but started going through his visit on Friday. That’s when he did a tour of the meeting rooms and coach Scott Frost introduced himself to the group. Knutson got a kick out of the recognizable coach introducing himself like they all didn’t know who he was. There was a presentation on the new facilities the Huskers are building. Matt Davison elaborated on what how the project is coming along.
A lot of those presentations were deeper conversations on things Knutson heard on his last visit to Nebraska for the spring game. One thing that stood out to him was the protein shakes the team has.
“They get these protein shakes,” Knutson said. “I think they are actually made here in Nebraska. They’re like 1,000 calories and like 50 grams of protein. They get that before and after workouts.”
Seeing that Nebraska puts so much emphasis on nutrition appeals to Knutson. It makes him think the team can help him get even bigger which will allow him to help the team. Saturday is when the lineman got to sit down with offensive line coach Donovan Raiola.
“We got to go into a little private meeting and talked about run blocking and pass blocking,” Knutson said. “He compared me to players that he’s coached and told me what he wants to do with me. He also told me what I need to work on to be able to play there. That was really all we had time for.”
The comradery of the offensive line room also stood out to Knutson from the weekend. His player host was Oklahoma State transfer Hunter Anthony who arrived in Lincoln this winter in time for spring football. Knutson says that the room is “tight-knit” and he hung out a lot with Bryce Benhart, Henry Lutovsky and Teddy Prochazka.
Next up for Knutson is a trip to Iowa State for an official visit. The lineman intends to commit soon after that trip. The choice is between the Huskers and Cyclones. The Huskers have set a high bar to meet.
“They really blew my first visit out of the water,” Knutson said.
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.