Nebraska Football: In-state offensive lineman remains intriguing prospect

Nebraska football made an intriguing in-state offer on Friday.

As many of you know, Nebraska football has been busy recruiting over the past couple of days. With how far they’ve gone across the country looking for players, they certainly haven’t forgotten about the state of Nebraska itself. They extended an offer to 2022 offensive lineman Deshawn Woods on Friday.

Woods made the announcement on Twitter. At the moment, he does not have an extensive offer sheet. However, he should be able to pick up a couple more offers fairly soon. Currently, he has offers from Nebraska, Iowa State, and South Dakota State. All things considered, that is not a bad group.

His primary recruiter is Barrett Ruud while his secondary recruiter is Greg Austin. We have seen how well Nebraska football has done recruiting lineman, as the likes of Turner Corcoran and Alex Conn are set to be a part of Saturday’s in Lincoln very soon. Measuring in at six-foot-five, 270 pounds, Woods is certainly the proper size for a Division 1 offensive lineman.

In watching his highlights, he drives back his man with force. He allows the quarterback to not have to worry about oncoming rushers. He extends his hands, and explodes as soon as the ball is snapped. He does allow his man to get a chance to make a play.

He would benefit both the run and the passing game for Nebraska football, as he is able to create holes with ease. This would allow the quarterbacks to have a clean pocket, and the running backs to run to paydirt.

Currently, Nebraska has no commitments in the 2022 class. We have seen Nebraska work and try to build out future classes over the past couple of days, and this is no exception. It’s wise for the program to get a jumpstart on the future. Especially if Nebraska has a couple successful seasons, these classes could be pivotal to keep that good momentum going.

The fact that Woods is an in-state player also bodes well for Scott Frost and his staff recruiting in the state. There is a ton of talent at the local level, and if Frost can build a proverbial fence around the state, that will only help the team moving forward. This is the smart thing to do in terms of recruiting for the program. It also makes the team even more fun to follow on Saturdays. That is something we can all agree on.

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