Nebraska football becomes first B1G team to offer Texas tackle

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The Nebraska football team has become the second Big Ten and third Power Five team to offer a big offensive tackle out of Texas.

Nebraska football is going hard after offensive linemen this week. That’s significant because the current roster of lineman have been undergoing a bit of a physical transformation in order to fit the Scott Frost scheme.

It appears the Cornhuskers’ coaching staff is also working hard to make sure that the next generation of Huskers’ offensive linemen do look and feel like linemen that can run this offense.

On Thursday evening, yet another lineman that hasn’t been getting a ton of attention yet did draw the attention of Jovan Dewitt and the rest of the staff. Brant Banks announced on his official Twitter account he had officially received a scholarship offer.

As has been the case with other offers going out this week, Nebraska is the first Big Ten team to offer Banks. Banks, a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports, has not gotten a ton of attention from other schools yet, though it appears he’s starting to gain some more eyes.

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At the moment, the Huskers are just the third total offer for the offensive tackle who has also seen time on the defensive line and at tight end. Baylor and Texas-San Antonio are the other offers for Banks.

There has been some attention from another Big Ten school.

Northwestern has started checking the 6-7, 244-pound tackle.

The pattern of offers that have been going out from the Nebraska football team this week appears to be more “diamonds in the rough.” That might be a little more concerning if they hadn’t also been going after plenty of highly touted prospect in the last few weeks. One thing is clear, the Cornhuskers’ coaching staff has pinpointed the kind of players they want and are going after them.