Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers offer massive Louisiana lineman

Nebraska Cornhuskers fan before the game (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers fan before the game (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

When it comes to Mickey Joseph and Nebraska football recruiting, it certainly appears as though the interim head coach has a type. At least in the offensive line department.

That type is very similar to the Huskers’ latest prospect offered. 2024 Louisiana native Joseph Cryer is a mountain of a man. That’s all the more impressive, considering how long he has to go until he can actually play college ball.

Cryer is the latest offensive lineman that the Nebraska football recruiting machine has aimed at, with the 6-foot-4, 290-pound interior lineman announcing the offer through his Twitter account.

The offer stands out for a number of reasons. The first is that Cryer is a relative diamond in the rough, with the Cornhuskers being just the second Power 5 school to come calling after Michigan State. The second is that it seems as though Joseph and company are zeroing in on fixing the offensive line more than any other position so far. Even if the player they’re targeting is years away from having a chance to see snaps at Memorial Stadium.

Cryer now has six total offers, with most coming from his home region. At the moment, Lousiana Tech is considered the front-runner to get his services by, but they’re followed closely by the Spartans.

Lamar, Grambling State, and Memphis are the other schools joining the Nebraska football team looking to add the man who goes by “Big Hoss” to their roster.

While Cryer might be running a bit under the radar when it comes to Power 5 schools, that shouldn’t be considered a waste of an offer from the Cornhuskers. After all, Mickey’s staff was the first school at all to offer Omaha Central product Jacob Pyfrom and he’s seen his P5 offer sheet explode of late.

At the moment, it appears the Nebraska football recruiting apparatus has some work to do if they want Joseph Cryer to sign with them in the future, as recruiting gurus have them pulling up the rear as far as interest goes.