New Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and his staff have barely had time to get to Lincoln, yet they are hitting the ground running on the recruiting trail. One of the most important things for Frost and his offensive staff is to find a quarterback they feel comfortable running their dynamic offense.
One prospect that is certainly capable of running the offense is 4-star QB Adrian Martinez. The dual-threat signal caller (6-2, 200) from Fresno, California, is a current Tennessee commit. Martinez had a sensational junior season, throwing for 2,562 yards with 25 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 1,462 and 14 TDs. He missed his entire senior season after a shoulder injury he had playing basketball. He picked up an offer from Nebraska tonight.
I caught up with Martinez and he was very excited about the offer. He tells me that new quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco was the one who offered him the scholarship. That’s noteworthy for a couple reasons. Not only was Martinez the first quarterback that Frost offered at Nebraska, but we learned that Verduzco will be coming to Lincoln in likely the same role he had at UCF.
When I asked Martinez what Verduzco told him about Frost’s offense – the number one scoring offense in the nation – he offered this.
“He thinks I would be a perfect fit for the offense they plan on running. I love the offense Coach Frost runs. He made it the number-one-rated offense at UCF and he wants to do the same at Nebraska.”
Martinez tells me that he and Nebraska are still working on the details of an official visit but it will be in the works very soon. He does also plan on enrolling early. Obviously, with the turmoil at Tennessee, a lot of Volunteer commits will be taking a look around to make sure of their decisions.
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.