Nebraska football: Iowa defensive tackle gets Husker offer

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The Nebraska football team has started looking well into the future. The Huskers made a scholarship offer to an Iowa defensive tackle in the 2021 class.

The Nebraska football team made a move for its 2021 class on Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers offered Iowa defensive tackle Griffin Liddle, who announced the scholarship on his official Twitter account.

Because the 2021 class is so far out, it’s hard to know just how anything or anyone is going to shake out. What is clear is that the Huskers are very clearly making sure that when it comes to talented players that are in their backyard, they are going to make sure they have their foot in the door.

This isn’t the same as offering a young in-state prospect, but considering Iowa is right next door to Omaha, it appears Scott Frost and company aren’t shy about crossing the border.

The new staff really has gotten in on the ground floor. It’s too far out from 2021 to even have a state ranking from 247Sports. What I do know about the defensive tackle from Bettendorf, Iowa is that he’s already quite big.

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He’s still years away from even being able to play college ball and he’s already standing at 6-3 and weighing in at 255 pounds. Those aren’t the kind of numbers you’re going to see from most defensive tackles, but it’s a safe bet he’ll be doing some growing.

At the moment, Liddle already has three FBS offers. In addition to the Cornhuskers, Iowa and Iowa State have already offered him a spot on their roster.

Iowa and Nebraska are starting to forge a real rivalry on the field. It looks as though there is going to be a real rivalry in the recruiting realm as well.

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The Nebraska football team has been spending quite a bit of time looking towards its future. Most of Wednesday was spent offering players in the 2020 and 2021 classes. It’s interesting to watch this staff work and will be more interesting to see if their approach pays off in the long run.