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Nebraska Recruiting: Coaches Extend Husker Descendants Scholarships During Bye

October 20, 2022

The Nebraska coaching staff hit the recruiting trail hard during this bye week, extending offers to some familiar names.

Nebraska extended a pair of scholarship offers to brothers Bastian and Case Vanden Bosch. Yes, that Vanden Bosch. Their father, former Husker Kyle, is an assistant coach at Brophy College Prep where the two brothers play alongside the son of NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald. Case is currently a quarterback while Bastian is a tight end and defensive lineman. Bastian has already received scholarship offers from Oregon and Arizona. This is Case’s first scholarship offer, although he was named to the Prep Redzone Class of 2026 Watch List at the beginning of the season.

Their freshman team has excelled this season, pulling away for dominant victories like a 42-6 win yesterday.

Nebraska defensive coordinator Bill Busch is the primary recruiter for the Vanden Bosch brothers.

The Huskers invited Brock Heath of Overland Park, Kansas, to the two remaining home games this season. The Blue Valley Northwest High School junior is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound unranked lineman and tight end. He’s also the younger brother of Blake Lawrence, who played at Nebraska from 2007-09. His brother Tyler played at Kansas about the same time and his brother Jackson currently plays at Columbia.

Nebraska offered additional scholarships this week. One went to 4-star offensive tackle Preston Taumua from Hawai’i. He’s a 6-foot-4, 317-pound offensive tackle who runs a 5.5 40. The top Hawaiian prospect of the 2024 recruiting class also holds offers from Ohio State, Arizona, Oregon and Utah.

The Huskers offered another lineman, 3-star Joseph Cryer from Louisiana. Cryer is 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman at Many High School. He recently also gained a scholarship offer from Houston.

St. Francis (Illinois) High School junior quarterback Alessio Millivojevic also received a scholarship off from the Huskers this week. He is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound pro-style quarterback with offers from Ole Miss and Bowling Green. St. Francis is 8-0 going into tomorrow’s regular-season finale while averaging 46.8 points per game. He threw four TDs in last week’s win.

The Naperville quarterback is the third Chicagoland athlete to receive a Husker offer in a week. Nebraska previously offered 3-star athlete Andre Crews and just recently offered Crews’ teammate, Mikeshun Beeler. Beeler is a junior linebacker/defensive end hybrid who’s coming on strong at the end of the season.

Recruit Watch

Most schools across Nebraska will play their final regular season games this weekend. Big athletes, big recruits join their teams to control how their seasons end.

A couple of Nebraska targets clash when Elkhorn South hosts Omaha North. Nebraska commit lineman Maverick Noonan and targeted running back Cole Ballard face off against promising lineman prospect Tyson Terry of Omaha North. Keep in mind, Terry was the first freshman to win the state heavyweight Class A wrestling championship and received his scholarship offer from Nebraska after staring on the line as a freshman.

Meanwhile, Gretna hosts Lincoln East in a showcase of next-level players. The undefeated Dragons are led by quarterback Zane Flores, an Oklahoma State commit. Gretna is also powered by lineman Mason Goldman, who Nebraska recently offered a scholarship to, and athletes Colin Sims and Korver Demma. Both received game day invitations to Memorial Stadium but just Demma committed to his preferred walk-on roll with Nebraska. On the other side of the field, of course, is 4-star athlete Malachi Coleman. Coleman will announce his commitment decision at Lincoln East on Saturday afternoon.


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