The Nebraska football team kept making moves on Thursday to completely reshape the roster with the addition of a walk-on QB in Luke Longval.
Since Matt Rhule and company came to Lincoln, they’ve worked tirelessly to reshape the Nebraska football roster to fit the makeup they want. That work has been shown off quite well in the last seven days as the Huskers have collected commitment after commitment.
Some of the additions to the Huskers roster have been more high-profile than others. But one of the most interesting changes to the roster has been the number of walk-on quarterbacks that have signed under Rhule.
On Thursday, the Cornhuskers added another walk-on quarterback, and it’s possible Luke Longval might be the most interesting of the bunch.
Longval announced on Twitter he’d decided to come to Lincoln from Iowa Western C.C. Longval is also an interesting pick-up because he’s the first (and so far only) addition to the Nebraska football team that came from a first-of-its-kind camp.
Rhule and his staff held a post-graduate camp that was basically a way for the coaches to see if they wanted to encourage any eligible players to enter the transfer portal and come to NU. They saw something they liked in Longval.
Nebraska football adds intriguing quarterback
“Nebraska held a camp for transfers that I heard about and wanted to attend,” the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Longval told HuskerOnline. “I threw well and impressed the coaches. They watched the film from the camp along with my high school film then days after the camp and offered me the spot.”
Longval was set to compete for the starting job at IWCC after redshirting his first season with the Reavers. However, after attending the post-graduate camp he decided he’d rather test his metal with the Cornhuskers.
Longval has gone on record saying that if he hadn’t torn his ACL in his senior year of high school, he might have seen some big-time schools offering him back then. Now he’ll try and rebuild his college football career at Nebraska as a preferred walk-on.