Nebraska Football Recruiting: Weekend visitor gets first two P5 offers

Nebraska Cornhuskers await the arrival of the team (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Nebraska Cornhuskers await the arrival of the team (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

It’s that time of year when Nebraska football recruiting is really starting to ramp up, with signing day just a few months away. The Huskers already nabbed one commit this month and now it’s looking to host one of the better players in the Omaha area this weekend.

Isaiah McMorris out of Bellevue West is scheduled to take in the Cornhuskers game against Illinois as his recruiting really starts to ramp up. The 2024 prospect is just starting to get some real attention from the Nebraska football recruiting apparatus, but he’s also recently hopped on the radar of some up-and-coming Power 5 programs.

Just ahead of McMorris’ visit, he received his first two offers. Both Kansas and Texas Tech gave him official offers, and it stands to reason that they won’t be the last. In a lot of ways, McMorris could be comparable to Omaha Central’s Caleb Pyfrom.

With Pyfrom, the Huskers were the first school to come calling. The offensive lineman saw his offer list grow quite a bit in the wake of the Nebraska football recruiting efforts focusing on him.

McMorris might be visiting Lincoln this weekend, but so far, he doesn’t have an offer from Nebraska. Of course, it’s possible that’s going to be changing very, very soon.

The receiver/athlete has 1,089 yards and 12 TDs so far this season. He’s also got the kind of speed that allows him to excel at track.

If there’s one thing that could hold him back from getting an offer from Mickey Joseph and company, it could be his size. McMorris is only 6-foot-0 and weighs just 168 pounds. That’s the kind of build that’s going to struggle in the Big Ten.

On the other hand, he’s got some to do some growing since he can’t sign with a school until December of next year at the earliest. That also means that the Nebraska football recruiting efforts have plenty of time to figure out if McMorris is a fit.