Clock ticking on Ren Brown Nebraska football offer

The 8-man star is racking up offers but Nebraska football hasn't come calling for Ren Brown yet. Is Matt Rhule standing pat?
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Over the last few years, the Nebraska football team has done an excellent job of being players for the best prospects in the state, if not totally locking the borders down. However, every now and then, even head coach Matt Rhule has admitted he waited a bit too long to offer someone. 

Is it possible the Huskers are waiting too long on Ren Brown? Or is this a situation where Nebraska football coaches simply don't believe the Stanton offensive lineman warrants a scholarship offer? At the moment, it feels like it's far more likely the latter than the former.

Brown, an eight-man football standout, is racking up some very interesting offers. On Sunday he received one from Northern Illinois, marking the 13th scholarship offer he's received in the last few months. 

In addition to the Huskies, the 6-foot-5, 285 pound offensive tackle has official interest from Oregon State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Texas Tech, Army, Air Force, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Columbia, and Northern Iowa.

That is quite an eclectic group of teams, though it's clear at least a few Power Conference teams believe Brown is worth a scholarship. 

It's also not as though Nebraska shies away from eigh-man talent as a rule. One of their best prospects in the 2024 class just happened to play and excel at eight-man football.

Will Ren Brown receive a Nebraska football scholarship offer?

At the moment, it looks as though Texas Tech is the team to beat for the offensive lineman. The big question appears to be whether he'll line up at offensive tackle or offensive guard. His versatility could be another positive for Nebraska should they come calling.

Interestingly enough, it was May last year that Rhule admitted he'd missed on how long he waited to offer Teddy Rezac, who eventually committed to Notre Dame. 

Obviously, things are different when it comes to Ren Brown, but one has to wonder if the Husker coaches are making similar mistakes here.