The Nebraska Cornhuskers have their eye on yet another preferred walk-on that they are hoping can become the next great fullback.
Under Matt Rhule, the Huskers definitely have a type of player they think can play fullback. It tends to be a player they hope they can get as a walk-on who might then eventually earn a scholarship.
Derek Wacker is the latest player that fits the mold. He announced on Saturday he got a preferred walk-on offer from the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It seems likely that sooner or later, he’ll be taking Matt Rhule and company up on that offer and joining the Nebraska football team’s offer to join their 2024 class.
Wacker is a fullback and linebacker out of Yutan, Nebraska but the Huskers do have a bit of competition as the Minnesota Golden Gophers have also offered him a PWO.
Wacker also isn’t a lock to play the fullback position in college. He’s said that the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ coaching staff likes him at both positions. It’s possible he won’t know where he’ll play until he gets to Lincoln, assuming he comes.
Nebraska Cornhuskers star hits first pro homer
Earlier this week, Brice Matthews had some serious success in the early going of his minor league career. On Saturday, it was Max Anderson’s turn.
Anderson actually had a better day than Matthews has had so far. The former Huskers’ second baseman is busy playing for the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system. He finally really showed off his pop on Saturday as he hit his first minor league home run.
Lexi Rodriguez in a leadership role
Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball star Lexi Rodriguez didn’t come to Lincoln expecting to be a leader on the court and off. However, she has taken on that role over the last few years.
Hail Varsity writes about her mindset and approach as she heads into her second straight season as a captain of one of the best volleyball teams in the country.
Nebraska Cornhuskers fall camp preview
The Big Ten recently visited Lincoln to preview the upcoming Nebraska football season. You can watch all three parts of that preview below:
The gist of the preview is that there is quite a bit of optimism around the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but after so many years of optimism followed by abject failure, it’s hard for anyone to claim Matt Rhule has got the secret formula until he starts to show it.