Nebraska football recruiting: Huskers give North Carolina A&T transfer his first Power 5 offer

Sterling Berkhalter of the Princeton Vikings
Sterling Berkhalter of the Princeton Vikings /

The Nebraska football recruiting efforts are turning over every rock the Huskers coaching staff can think of in order to improve the roster ahead of the 2023 season. On Tuesday, that meant extending a scholarship offer to a former North Carolina A&T wide receiver named Sterling Berkhalter.

The wide receiver certainly has a football player’s name and it appears that he’s got the kind of talent that has had a ton of FBS schools willing to give him a shot. However, until the Nebraska football apparatus took notice of Berkhalter, he hadn’t yet received a Power 5 school’s offer. Now that the Huskers have come calling, it would make sense if they are near the top of the list he’s considering at the very least.

Of course, depending on when Sterling Berkhalter decides to commit, it also stands to reason that the Nebraska football team won’t be the only Power 5 program to offer him a slot on the roster.

It would only make sense if the wide receiver continued to get a ton of attention considering how quickly the offers have come streaming in since he announced he was going to transfer from the FCS school that went 8-4 in 2022.

Nebraska Football Recruiting Will Have To Fight Off A Crowd

On Monday alone, Berkhalter saw offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Western Kentucky, Marshall, UCONN, and Cincinnati. The Bearcats might be the team that the Nebraska football recruiting staff has to worry about the most.

That’s because Sterling Berkhalter played his high school ball at Princeton High in Cincinnati, Ohio. Back in those days, it was almost exclusively FCS schools that were giving him a chance to play college ball. Thanks to 28 catches for 414 yards and two touchdowns this past season,  the bigger programs are now convinced he can play and play well at the FBS level.

The big question now is who else might come calling and just how much of a pull Cincinnati is going to have before the receiver makes his final decision.