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Is Nebraska Back in the Market for a 2018 Quarterback?
Photo Credit: Aaron Babcock

Quarterback Recruiting Comes at You Fast

June 05, 2017

It’s not every day that one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country lives just over the river from Omaha in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Husker fans are used to Nebraska having to truck all over to find a quarterback, so to have one so close to home raises questions, foremost among them: When is Nebraska going to offer the guy?

Monday was the answer to that question as 2019 quarterback Max Duggan of Lewis Central High School picked up a Nebraska offer.

Now the real fun begins. Iowa State was the first school to offer Duggan last fall. Iowa followed suit shortly thereafter and Duggan has been to both campuses multiple times. Minnesota and Kansas State jumped in with offers. North Carolina broke the regional stranglehold and made an offer. Just this past weekend Duggan went to Penn State and got an offer from the Nittany Lions, too.

And now Nebraska is in the mix. Right now it looks like a fun Big Ten West/ol’ Big Eight brawl for a quarterback, which is a rare occurrence in Nebraska’s backyard, but you can be sure more teams will enter the fray.

But wait, there’s more. Duggan’s tweet came about an hour before this one from Grant Gunnell, formerly known as Nebraska’s top target at quarterback in the 2019 class.

Gunnell, a 4-star quarterback, visited Nebraska for the spring game, but committed to Texas A&M on Monday.

So now the Huskers’ attention turns to Council Bluffs. The travel should be easier.

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