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A few months ago, Andres Dewerk—an offensive tackle from California—was in contact with Nebraska’s Director of Recruiting Sean Dillon. Dewerk filled out a questionnaire from the Huskers but communication stopped after that. It wasn’t until last week when the Los Gatos High School standout heard from the Huskers again in the form of an offer.
“The defensive coordinator, Coach [Erik] Chinander came by my classroom to say that he wanted to offer me a scholarship to Nebraska,” Dewerk said. “It was a pretty brief talk because I was in the middle of studying and all that. It was an in-person offer.”
Blessed to have received an offer from the University of Nebraska!! 🌽🔴⚪️ #Huskers pic.twitter.com/a1cHuS2v8C
— Andres Dewerk🇨🇴 (@AndresDewerk408) May 28, 2019
Dewerk knew some things about the history of Husker football and how they are a historic program. Plus, he heard how the stadium is always sold out every game. The relationship with the Nebraska has also started out well.
“It’s going pretty good,” Dewerk said. “Ever since I posted the offer on Twitter, a lot of fans have liked it and retweeted it. They’ve shown me a lot of love. That shows something about Nebraska and how passionate their fans are about football. That’s something that I value a lot when I’m looking at my decision for a school to pick.”
The lineman has really seen his stock take off during the evaluation period. When we talked, I asked him what it has been like to see so many schools interested in him.
“I don’t know how to describe it or feel about it,” Dewerk said. “It’s surprised me in a way. I didn’t think I’d have 16 offers. I thought at most I’d have 3 to 5. The recent schools talking to USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Arizona State. A lot of the Pac-12 schools recently have been the main ones.”
Leaving the Pac-12 footprint is something he says wouldn’t be an issue so long as he finds the right program for him. The big lineman who stands at 6-foot-7 and 298-pounds wants to make sure that he next home can really develop him.
“I’m looking for a staff that will push me to my full potential,” Dewerk said. “One that can make me a better person on and off the field. I’m also looking for academics. The people are important too, [and] their personalities.”
The only visit Dewerk currently has planned is to USC on June 19. He doesn’t have a plan for his official visits just yet but will start planning soon because he knows the clock is ticking.
>> Defensive back Cameron Threatt from Olive Branch, Mississippi, committed to Mississippi State over the weekend.
I’M COMMITTED🐶🐾 pic.twitter.com/CnxuyLKfMA
— Cameron Threatt (@CameronThreatt) June 1, 2019
>> St. Louis defensive end Joe Moore released his top 12 and Nebraska made the cut.
This what yall been waiting for? You ready… pic.twitter.com/yFU267yDoQ
— Joe Moore III (@joem58re) June 2, 2019
>> Trey Zuhn, a 2021 offensive lineman, took an unofficial visit to Nebraska and participated in the Huskers camp over the weekend.
There’s no place like Nebraska!! Great to be back on campus for a summer football camp. Thank you @coach_frost @BarrettRuud and the rest of the coaching staff! @SixZeroAcademy pic.twitter.com/Y7KWKNGTTR
— Trey Zuhn (@TreyZuhn) June 1, 2019
>> Incoming freshman running back Rahmir Johnson is finished with graduation and ready to get to Lincoln.
A GRADUATED MAN❗️❗️❗️
— Rahmir Johnson⚡️ (@rahmir_johnson) June 2, 2019
>> Texas wide receiver Will Nixon visited Nebraska over the weekend and liked what he saw about the offense. (Premium)
>> See what Nebraska’s coaches had to say on the Big Red Blitz tour.
>> I gave my five thoughts on an entertaining 61st Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
>> Nebraska baseball’s season ended in disappointment on Sunday with a 16-1 loss to UConn.
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.