Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
Nebraska has just two commitments for the 2021 recruiting class that date back to 2019. It’ll make old-school Nebraska fans happy to know they are both offensive linemen. Henry Lutovsky joined the Huskers class on Nov. 17, 2019. He’s not the longest standing commitment for the class though.
That distinction belongs to Elkhorn South star Teddy Prochazka. The big (6-9, 300) future Husker committed to Scott Frost one year ago on Sept. 28, 2019. He reflected back on the one-year anniversary of his commitment on social media.
I’ve been committed for a year now and it is still one of the best decisions I have ever made. GO BIG RED🌽 pic.twitter.com/6lmonPUmHM
— Teddy Prochazka I ⁶⁴ (@TeddyProchazka) September 28, 2020
Prochazka was a key in-state target for the Huskers. As an offensive tackle he also plays a major position of need in every recruiting class. We went a long time where it felt like the Huskers struggled to land elite tackle prospects. Frost and his staff have put together a run of tackles starting with Bryce Benhart in 2019. Then Turner Corcoran joined the team from the 2020 cycle. Now Prochazka will follow in the current class.
The lineman committed to the Huskers during the weekend of the Ohio State game last year. He said this in a tweet about his commitment.
“I would like to start by saying thank you to all the teachers, coaches at all levels and trainers who have helped me to get to where I am today,” Prochazka wrote. “I’m not done working, but they have given me so much to this point. I would like to thank my teammates who have pushed me to get better at every practice and have been great friends. Lastly, a huge thank you to my family who has supported me through this process.
“And a special thank you to my dad who has coached me in football and in life since day one. He has always been by my side giving me advice, listening to my football stories and traveling from school to school throughout this journey. With that being said, I’m very proud to be committed to the University of Nebraska.”
It’s important that a big-time lineman prospect like Prochazka has been in the class so long. He’s never wavered in his commitment. He’s fully bought in and committed to the vision that Frost and offensive line coach Greg Austin have laid out. He’s also one of the team’s most active peer recruiters. It helps that he can explain to potential future teammates what it is about Nebraska that made him want to join so early.
Each time I’ve seen Prochazka play I’ve been impressed with him on the field. He continues to get better all the time and really enjoys doing the work it takes to become the best player he can be. His career in Lincoln will certainly be one worth paying attention to over the next few years.
>> Norris tight end James Carnie picked up another Power 5 offer when Pitt joined the fray on Sunday.
After a great call with @CoachTimSalem I’m excited to say I’ve received a scholarship offer to play at the University of Pittsburg!! pic.twitter.com/zeFL6O160o
— James Carnie (@JamesCarnie1) September 28, 2020
>> The Huskers continue to try to make waves in Hawaii. They offered 2022 linebacker Kaeo Akana out of Honolulu on Sunday.
I am honored to announce that I have been offered the opportunity to study and play 🏈 at the University of Nebraska! Mahalo @SeanDillonNU @CoachTuioti92 for believing in me. #GOBigRed #GBR pic.twitter.com/oXz4T9uqKi
— Kaeo Akana (@Kaeo03) September 27, 2020
>> Kansas City 2022 wide receiver Quinton Conley is happy to be playing this season and posted his highlights on Hudl.
Glad to be back playing https://t.co/DVk2mH08pm
— Quinton Conley (@quinton_conley) September 27, 2020
>> Former Husker Mo Barry has a new role and is giving back through the game that he loves.
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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.