Nebraska football makes waves: Extends first Power 5 offer to promising Iowa offensive lineman

The mascot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shoot t-shirts to the crowd at Memorial Stadium(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
The mascot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shoot t-shirts to the crowd at Memorial Stadium(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska football team is making some waves with a recent offer to a big offensive lineman who is about to start getting quite a bit more notice.

While Matt Rhule and company are well known for going after some of the best recruits in the country, the Nebraska football coaching staff is also not afraid to go after a diamond in the rough.

The Husker coaching staff did indeed go after a bit of a diamond in the rough when they gave an official offer to Iowa offensive lineman Jake Peters. For now, that offer is the first Power 5 offer for the interior lineman but it’s a safe bet that other schools are going to start coming in soon.

Peters was in Lincoln over the weekend for a camp that just happened to be exactly what Peters got out of it. The camp was a chance for high school players who might currently be a bit under the radar to get the Nebraska football coach’s attention.

While the Huskers are the first P5 school currently making him an offer, the 6-foot-3, 265 pound prospect isn’t someone who has gone completely unnoticed by FBS schools. Coming into Saturday he had offers from Northern Illinois, Coastal Carolina and Army. He’s also seen interest from Northern Iowa.

Nebraska football prospect will pick up offers

One of the most interesting things about the way Matt Rhule and company operate is that it’s clear other schools are taking note. The Nebraska football team has been the first P5 offer for a number of players in the 2024 and 2025 recruiting cycles. They’ve rarely continued to be the only Power 5 offers for very long.

One of the most obvious examples of this is Omaha Central offensive lineman Caleb Pyfrom. Since the Huskers officially came calling for him, he’s seen a number of big schools follow suit.

Even when the other schools do come calling, it might all be for naught. It’s clear that Jake Peters was quite impressed by what he saw on his visit to Lincoln. It wasn’t just about being blown away by the facilities either. He liked pretty much everything he saw, including that the Nebraska football team operated like a team.

“The stadium is pretty cool, but I just think the most important thing, and the thing that stood out the most to me is the people there that they have. Even the players were coaching us too.”

The Nebraska football team has made an impression. Now it’s all about nailing him down.