Nebraska football becomes first B1G offer for New Mexico offensive tackle

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The Nebraska football team continues its search for great offensive line prospects.

Nebraska football coaches are looking high and low for the next great offensive linemen. On Tuesday evening, their search turned to Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The Cornhuskers are the latest team to offer offensive tackle Taylor Miterko. Miterko, a 6-6, 270 pound 3-star prospect according to 247Sports has not been on the radar of most of the Power Five schools in the country but that could soon change.

In total, Miterko only has six offers total, with California and Washington State being the only Power Five offers until now. The Huskers are officially the first team from the Big Ten to offer.

Nebraska is also the first team from this particular region to go hard after Miterko. We’ll have to wait and see just how much of a difference that makes in his recruitment.

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In addition to the two Pac 12 teams, the big offensive tackle has offers from Boise State, Rice, and Texas State. While there aren’t that many big schools after the tackle just yet, it seems as if that is trending in the other direction.

The three Power Five conference offers have all come in the last calendar month. There is of course, nearly a year to go before Miterko has to make a final decision.

The Cornhuskers getting in on this big prospect now is only a good thing, but the hill to climb is only going to get steeper as the year goes on.

Nebraska football is making quite the trend out of being one of the first to offer some of these “diamond in the rough” type players. Those players tend to be offensive lineman more often than not. It appears Scott Frost and company believe they can either easily mold those players, or they feel there’s less separation from the highly touted lineman and the “lowly” 3-star targets.