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Nebraska hosted about 30 recruits this past weekend when you combine official and unofficial visitors. Still, anytime a quarterback is on campus, you can bet they are going to generate some attention. That was the case for 2021 3-star (HV Rating: 84.8) quarterback Peter Costelli from Mission Viejo, California.
— Peter Costelli (@CostelliPeter) June 22, 2019
I spoke with Costelli after the visit and he said that the trip to Nebraska was great because he was able to meet the coaches and see the facilities and campus. It sounds like he got the full tour as well.
“We got go check out campus and the facilities,” Costelli said. “It was the BBQ and Friday Night Lights so we got to meet with the coaches, go through the facility. Then I got the chance to throw for Coach [Scott] Frost and Coach [Mario] Verduzco. Then we were able to see the campus and check out how that was. Then we just kind of hung out.”
Costelli didn’t have much knowledge of the Nebraska offense heading into the visit but did note that it was cool throwing for Frost and Verduzco. He explained that they just wanted to see how he threw and also gave a couple of tips here and there. He wasn’t alone on the visit though and his parents had a positive experience as well.
“My mom and my dad came with me,” he said. “They thought it was great too. Everything was really good about Nebraska.”
Costelli and his family have been busy through the summer so far. They’ve visited Boston College, Duke, LSU and swung by Utah after checking out the Huskers. The junior-to-be signal caller wants to keep getting better and growing with his high school team to win as many games as possible this season. When he makes his mind up on a school, he’s looking for something in particular.
“I’m looking for a great relationship with the coaches and the overall fit in the school itself,” he said. “I’m looking for a great fit.”
>> Recent official visitor Malik Reed has announced that his mind is made up. We should know soon if it went the Huskers’ way.
My minds made up .💯
— Malik reed (@malik_tbc) June 24, 2019
>> Minneapolis outside linebacker Kaden Johnson enjoyed his official to Wisconsin this weekend.
I had a great official visit this past weekend in Wisconsin 🤟🏽❤️thank you to everyone on the Wisconsin staff for a great visit! pic.twitter.com/QPduGolvPG
— Kaden Johnson (@KadenJohnson9) June 24, 2019
>> Former Husker Breon Dixon has a new home and it’s not too far away.
I’m rocking with Iowa western this upcoming season .. and we comin for it all nothing less! ☝🏾 Goal
— Breon Dixon (@Breondixon_4) June 24, 2019
>> Skutt athlete Tyson Gordon announced his commitment to North Dakota State University on Monday.
— Tyson Gordon (@TysonGordon18) June 24, 2019
>> The Huskers picked up their fifth commit of the 2020 class when offensive lineman Alex Conn joined the class on Monday.
>> Oklahoma running back Sevion Morrison found a family vibe (Premium) on his official visit to Lincoln.
>> Josh Moten, a 4-star cornerback, loved his official visit (Premium) and is eying a July decision.
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.