Nebraska football: Nick Henrich will be first in-state test for Frost


The Nebraska football team will have some stout competition for Omaha Burke’s Nick Henrich. The 2019 linebacker was just offered by Penn State.

Scott Frost and the Nebraska football coaching staff should take a lesson from Bryson Williams. The Lincoln Southeast football player is going to be playing for the Wisconsin Badgers next year.

One of the reasons Williams chose the Badgers is because he didn’t get a ton of love from the previous Huskers’ coaching staff. Frost and company should avoid a repeat of that mistake when it comes to Nick Henrich.

Henrich, a 2019 target out of Omaha Burke looks to be one of the best players in the state. The linebacker is already getting plenty of attention from schools in and around the area, including a couple of conference opponents.

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Wisconsin has already offered Henrich. So has Nebraska.

The most recent suitor is Penn State. That’s the same Penn State that is going to end up with one of the best 2018 recruiting classes in the country.

The Nittany Lions know how to spot talent. It should be more than a little concerning they think they can come into the Huskers’ backyard and take a top target.

Penn State isn’t the only Power Five conference team looking to grab a Cornhusker recruit out from under Frost’s nose.

Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Kentucky are all in on the linebacker as well.

To be fair, there is no indication that Henrich is really looking to go outside the state. On the other hand, he hasn’t committed to the Nebraska football coaches yet either.

This is one player Frost can’t allow to fly the coop.