Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers go after D2 player whose stock is rising

Hudsonville Unity Christian Isaac TeSlaa (10) scampers into the end-zone
Hudsonville Unity Christian Isaac TeSlaa (10) scampers into the end-zone /

Nebraska football recruiting has taken aim at Division II wide receiver Isaac TeSlaa. The transfer prospect has seen his stock rise steadily in December.

It’s hard to know just how the Nebraska football recruiting apparatus might have landed in TeSlaa. It’s not like Hillsdale College is someplace that normally gets a ton of attention. However, it’s clear the Huskers aren’t the only school that’s come calling lately.

Isaac TeSlaa announced on Twitter that he received a Nebraska football offer on Thursday.  The Cornhuskers are just the latest team to give him an offer since he entered the transfer portal on December 1.

While recruiting websites have been hard pressed to keep up with the amount of intered the Nebraska football recruiting target has gotten, a look through his Twitter timeline shows a player that has some of the best teams in the country hoping to land his services.

On the same day that the Huskers made contact, the receiver also got an offer from Arizona. Two days before that, Texas A&M and Colorado reached out.

Ole Miss, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Baylor, Miami, Oklahoma State and Houston have all issued official scholarship offers.

Nebraska football recruiting fighting off a crowd

It’s important to not again that Isaac TeSlaa played the last three seasons for Division II Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. While there are certainly FCS transfers that move up to FBS, the kind of jump that plenty of Power 5 coaches think TeSlaa is possible is something that simply isn’t done all that often.

On the other hand, it’s clear this particular wide receiver prospect has the kind of measurables and put up the kind of numbers that has raised some powerful eyebrows.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and 196 pounds, he’s certainly got the kind of build that would translate to a successful college career.

This past season he dominated the Great Midwest Athletic Conference to the degree that he was named the conference’s player of the year after hauling down 68 passes for 1,325 yards and 13 touchdowns. That was on the heels of a solid 45 catch, 698 yard, seven touchdown campaign in 2021.

If the Nebraska football recruiting apparatus is wanting to really get their foot in the door, it appears they’re going to have to move quick. He’s already taken at least one official visit as he went to see what Iowa State had to offer earlier this month.