Nebraska Football: Huskers face stiff competition for Teddy Prochazka

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Teddy Prochazka is a key 2021 target for Nebraska football, but the Huskers are already getting plenty of competition for the 6-foot-8 offensive tackle.

So far, Scott Frost and his coaching staff have done a really nice job recruiting for the Nebraska football program. The 2019 class, which currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten and 22nd overall, looks particularly strong.

However, in recruiting, the battles never seem to end and right now, Nebraska football is in the middle of a fight for elite in-state prospect Teddy Prochazka, a 6-foot-8 offensive tackle that is already considered a top-two prospect in the state for 2021.

Prochazka will be a junior next season and plays his high school ball just a short ways away from Memorial Stadium at Elkhorn South in Omaha.

Certainly, his size is the first thing that jumps out at you, but when you watch Prochazka, you can see why Frost and the Huskers offered him a scholarship in October, hoping to get an early edge when it comes to nailing down a key in-state prospect.

But since then, the offers have been coming in pretty quickly. Prochazka paid a visit to other Big Ten schools like Iowa and Northwestern, which both offered him after unofficial visits.

While it’s hard to see Nebraska football losing one of the best players in the state, especially when Frost and the coaches paid him attention very early in the process, other schools are going to start showing interest and it probably won’t be long before others start extending offers too.

For Frost and company, keeping the best kids from Nebraska, in Nebraska, with the Huskers is going to be huge. Landing Zavier Betts will be key for 2020 and when it comes to 2021, Prochazka may end up meaning more than any other in-state prospect.

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6-foot-8 tackles don’t grow on trees and truly elite prospects don’t often grow up in Nebraska, so this is one instance where Frost and the Huskers need to take advantage — no matter what school tries to steal Prochazka away.