Nebraska football looking for diamond in the rough in 2020 quarterback

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The Nebraska football team made another offer to a dual-sport athlete on Wednesday.

Two-sport athletes are getting a new level of focus for the Nebraska football coaching staff. The latest two-sport athlete to get a Cornhusker offer is 2020 quarterback Caden Rose.

Rose was the second offer in two days, to a player that might help the Huskers in football, or another sport, should things shake out a certain way.

Earlier this week, Jason Harris received an offer from the Cornhuskers. Harris is a defensive end who has also gotten quite a bit of attention from schools for his basketball prowess.

Rose’s situation is different because he’s been getting quite a few offers from schools who want him to play baseball. The Cornhuskers are, as a matter of fact, are the first team to be looking at Rose as a quarterback.

Rose is a dual-threat quarterback who has put up numbers that are certainly hard to ignore. In the 2017 season, he threw for 2,363 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also ran for 485 yards and another six TDs.

Rose, from Bob Jones High in Madison, Alabama hails right from the backyard of the Crimson Tide. At the moment the quarterback and baseball star has been flying under the radar of the bigger schools when it comes to playing football.

Auburn and Alabama have both taken notice of him in baseball, however. Considering that Athletic Department employee Matt Davison was famously a two-sport athlete for the Huskers, one has to wonder if Scott Frost and company are looking to bring that tradition back to Lincoln.

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Quarterback, in general, has been a big-time focus for the Nebraska football team in the latest weeks. The Huskers are zeroing in on their top QB target for the 2019 class and are clearly looking to add at least one more to the roster from the 2020 class.