Nebraska Football Recruiting: First offer for New Jersey linebacker

(Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
(Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football recruiting efforts are continuing at a breakneck pace as Mickey Joseph and company keep trying to bring in as many recruits as possible. One has to wonder, every now and then, just how they’re landing on some of these prospects.

Over the last few weeks, the Nebraska football team has offered scholarships to a number of players. That includes a few players where the Huskers were the first Power 5 or even FBS team to offer. That was the case again over the weekend as the Cornhuskers were the first school to give an official offer to New Jersey product Fran Brown Jr.

To say that the linebacker is an under-the-radar prospect is a bit of an understatement. At the moment, On3 and 247Sports barely have a scouting report on the 2023 prospect.

One of the most interesting developments when it comes to this particular high schooler is that his dad certainly knows a thing or two about football. The younger Brown’s father was the defensive backs coach for Rutgers a year ago, however, he moved on to bigger and better things and is spending this season as the secondary coach for the Georgia Bulldogs.

At the moment, the Nebraska football recruiting machine appears to believe its found one heck of a diamond in the rough, as the only other D1 offer for Fran Brown Jr. was FCS level Savannah State.

In announcing that he received an offer from the Nebraska football team, Brown also made it clear that he wants to come visit the Huskers soon.

It’s no secret that New Jersey has some serious talent, and the Cornhuskers could certainly stand to tap into it. The fact that Rutgers is part of the Big Ten makes it a bit easier to get the best players in the Garden State.

Just how this particular recruitment plays out will certainly be interesting to watch for Nebrasak football fans.