Nebraska Football has stiff competition for a talented lineman.
It appears that Nebraska football and Michigan football will be locked into a recruiting battle at least for the next year or so. Both the Wolverines and Cornhuskers have offered a highly-touted offensive tackle from the state of Nebraska. Teddy Prochazka is his name and he was offered by the Wolverines on Friday.
He is not yet ranked in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but that should change in the near future. In addition to Nebraska and Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, and Iowa State are also on his radar. Measuring in at six-foot-eight, 250 pounds, he figures to be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.
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As a result of Michigan’s offer, we may have a recruiting battle on our hands. The Omaha native plays high school football at Eklhorn South High School and should be able to put a few more good seasons together given his level of talent.
Currently, Nebraska has no commitments in the 2021 class, and Prochazka would certainly be a good commitment to headline it. Offensive lineman are something that we are seeing head coach Scott Frost and Nebraska football place a premium on, and for good reason. Lineman are the ones who protect the quarterback, because if the quarterback goes down, the entire offense suffers. Especially with a unit that includes Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey in the near future, special attention must be made to protecting the man under center.
For a reference point, look no further than the incoming 2019 class. Desmond Bland, Brant Banks, Bryce Benhart, Michael Lynn, Matthew Anderson and Jimmy Fritzsche all can play on the offensive line. There is certainly enough talent to be had there to last the program a couple years. To their credit, Michigan has a ton of talent in the 2019 class on the offensive line as well. Offensive tackle Trente Jones, and guards Nolan Rumler, and Karsen Barnhart are all four-star prospects. Guard Zach Carpenter and tackle Jack Stewart are three-star prospects.
That’s a lot of talent on the offensive line for both teams. Adding Prochazka to either class would make a huge difference. It’s not going to make or break either class if they do not land him. Rather, it should be viewed as an additional depth piece. However, he would be a depth piece that would be able to make an impact right away. It will be interesting to see if Scott Frost can land another big-time recruit and outdo Michigan head coach John Harbaugh and his staff.