The Huskers hosted nearly 100 prospects this weekend for the Red-White Spring Game. It’s always a benefit to the program to get prospects in Lincoln for game day environments. It wasn’t the full show that happens in the fall. Still, the support Nebraska receives for the scrimmage always stands out to prospects. It’s also something that signees look forward to as well.
Minnesota 2022 tight end commit Chase Androff was back in Lincoln. He couldn’t wait to get back around Husker fans.
“I really wanted to see most of all the fans,” Androff said. “There’s always a good turnout for this. So it was cool to see them again. October was the last time I was down for a game. It’s to cool to comeback.”
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— Mike Androff (@AndroffMike) April 9, 2022
Androff came into the day with high expectations of what the atmosphere would be like at Memorial Stadium. His expectations were met and then some seeing over 50,000 fans attend a spring game. The day was also good for the signee to get to meet the other players in his class. He had only met a couple before this weekend. There’s been a lot of changes to the program since Androff committed. He ended up meeting a lot of coaches for the first time in person too.
“I met Coach Whipple, Raiola and Busch for the first time,” Androff said. “It went really good. They were all really nice and respectful to me and my family. They definitely cared, which was really nice to see.”
The coach that Androff is most familiar with is tight ends coach Sean Beckton. The pair became close during the recruiting process. Androff was the only tight end signee in the 2022 class. Getting to be around Beckton again was a highlight on the weekend.
“It was awesome,” Androff said. “We certainly picked up right where we left off. I feel like I’m getting to know him really well. I got to meet a lot of other tight ends and go to the meetings today, which is pretty cool. You can really tell his coaching style. He’s a great coach.”
Being a part of those meetings and spending time around the other tight ends made Androff feel even more welcome. The players had nothing but good things to say about Beckton. The coach told Androff it has been a tough spring with injuries. He needs to come to Lincoln this June ready to hit the ground running. That gives the tight end more motivation.
“I’ll definitely be weight lifting and conditioning to make sure I’m ready,” Androff said. “I’m sure they’ll put weight on me but I still want to be in good shape when I get there.”
It’s not just about the physical aspect of the game if Androff is going to hit the ground running. He got his Nebraska playbook on Saturday. It was intimidating to get the nearly 50-page book but he’s excited to dive in. The Minnesota native is ready to embrace the new challenges college football will bring.
“I’m really excited to get accustomed to everything,” Androff said. “It’ll be a lot different than high school. I’m really excited to embrace that change.”
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.