Tight end recruiting for the Huskers went well during the 2021 recruiting cycle. The team took three players at the position––Thomas Fidone, James Carnie and AJ Rollins. There is a need to take one in the 2022 recruiting class to keep things rolling for tight ends coach Sean Beckton.
The first tight end to take an official visit this summer to check out the Huskers is 3-star Minnesota native Chase Androff. The playmaker (6-6, 230) said the Huskers were among the first schools to reach out to him. So, he returned the favor by visiting first. The Huskers had a high bar to clear for the visit.
— Chase Androff (@androff_chase) June 7, 2021
“My expectations were definitely really high,” Androff said. “My sister went on a normal tour here and my parents praised them for everything they did. It was just really well put together. We knew it’s a very well put together program and school.
“So, expectations were really high. They’ve definitely lived up to them. Everything was super well-organized and very well put together.”
Friday was a lot of meetings and meeting new people for Androff. He got to meet a lot of players and coaches. There was a ton of new information about the school to take in. He was able to learn more about the school’s academics which he enjoyed. They had a big dinner before enjoying the evening with his player host, Bryce Benhart.
“I knew of Bryce because he is in the same grade as my sister,” Androff said. “They kind of knew each other. I remember watching him play. When I was a freshman he was a senior, so I got to watch him play a little.
“It was awesome hanging out with him. I really felt like at home, it just felt like he is one of my friends that I’ve known for 20 years. He is a really nice guy.”
Just like Arkansas defensive lineman Nico Davillier, Androff’s favorite meal while in Lincoln was the steak dinner. The buffet style dinner for all the official visitors and their families on Friday was a big hit. Androff also enjoyed finally getting to meet Beckton in person.
“It was awesome meeting him,” Androff said. “We’ve been on the phone for so long, so it’s just great to finally meet everyone in person. It wasn’t awkward at all. Honestly, I felt like I’ve known them for all for a year already and seen them multiple times.”
Androff will make a college decision when it feels right but he hopes to choose this summer. Next weekend he will be at TCU. Then he will go to Michigan State. He’s got a strong idea of what he wants to find in his next school.
“Number one is the academics for me,” Androff said. “Life after football is important because you can’t play football forever. Then definitely a coaching staff that really makes you feel like you’re at home.”