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Where Nebraska Looks Next for 2018 Quarterback

March 27, 2017

This was a tough loss for offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf but the Huskers still have several intriguing targets to chase at the quarterback heading into April.

Tanner McKee

Corona, California | 6-6, 210 pounds | Notable offers: Nebraska, BYU, Alabama, Texas, UCLA

Langsdorf put most of his attention on two 2018 quarterbacks prospects this past winter. One was Yankoff and the other was Tanner McKee. McKee, a 6-6, 210 pound prospect from traditional California powerhouse Centennial High School, received his Nebraska offer last fall. The Huskers were truly one of the first schools to truly begin recruiting him in earnest and that early work paid off when McKee took an unofficial visit to Nebraska for the victory over Maryland on Nov. 19.

Nebraska was considered McKee’s top school along with BYU entering this spring, although McKee may be looking to re-evaluate his list following recent offers from Alabama, UCLA and Texas. McKee is exactly what Langsdorf looks for in his quarterbacks, as he has a similar form and throwing motion to former Oregon State star Sean Mannion. Watch for Nebraska to attempt to get McKee back on campus for one more visit this spring and hopefully land his commitment.

It’s worth noting that McKee visited BYU for its spring game on March 25 but he has not stated whether or not he will be visiting for Nebraska’s spring game on April 15.

Brevin White

Lancaster, California | 6-2, 190 pounds | Notable offers: Arizona State, Washington State, Tennessee

Nebraska currently has only one 2018 quarterback scheduled to visit for the spring game in Brevin White, an intriguing prospect from the West Coast. White has yet to receive a Nebraska offer but recent events surrounding Nebraska’s quarterback board may lead to him receiving his Nebraska offer over the April 15 weekend.

As a junior, White completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,418 yards and 10 touchdowns for Chaminade High School, helping lead the Eagles to an 8-4 record in 2016. While White has been quiet about his recruitment thus far, the team that is considered the leader for him at this time is Arizona State. White’s older brother, Brady White, is a redshirt sophomore for the Sun Devils and it may be tough for Nebraska to overcome those family connections.

Tyler Shough

Chandler, Arizona | 6-5, 190 pounds | Notable offers: Harvard, South Carolina, Indiana

Rounding out the quarterback targets is an intriguing sleeper prospect. Tyler Shough, a 6-5, 190 pound prospect out of Arizona, took an unofficial visit to Nebraska on March 14. This came after Langsdorf watched Shough throw in person at multiple camps over the past two summers. Shough left that visit without an offer, likely because Nebraska felt good about its chances with Yankoff. With Yankoff now off the table, Nebraska may reconsider that decision and extend an offer.

At the time of his visit to Nebraska, Shough had only three FBS offers from Western Kentucky, San Jose State and Hawaii. That has changed in recent weeks with both Indiana and South Carolina offering and joining the chase for the talented quarterback. As a junior, Shough threw for 2,079 yards and 27 touchdowns while leading the Huskies to a 7-5 record in 2016.

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