The Nebraska football team under Matt Rhule is certainly not shy about building for the future with several different approaches. One of those avenues was traveled once again on Saturday night as the Huskers picked up a very interesting preferred walk-on commitment.
Danny King, a tight end out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, looks like a physical specimen. Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 225 pounds, it’s a bit of a shock that he’s someone who wouldn’t generate an actual scholarship offer from the Huskers.
However, instead of taking up a roster spot with another scholarship, King is going to be joining the Huskers from the Great Lakes State as a PWO. Obviously, should a roster spot open up for the big tight end, he’ll be one of the first to be moved into a scholarship situation.
King hasn’t been a total stranger to P4 programs, though like Nebraska football, none have officially come calling. The Boston College Eagles and the Minnesota Golden Gophers have both shown some interest in the tight end joining the program as a walk-on.
According to On3, King does have some offers from the University of Sioux Falls and Minnesota State Mankato. That means he really is turning down the chance to save some serious cash in order to get a higher education.
Nebraska football picks up talented Minnesota PWO
King will be eligible to join the Huskers this coming year, though there’s no mention whether or not there’s a chance he could still be an early enrollee. It would certainly seem at this point he’ll be joining the program with the vast majority of the 2024 class in the summer.
The lanky tight end didn’t put up eye-popping numbers at Jefferson High in Minneapolis as he had just 16 catches for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns. One has to wonder if the Nebraska football team might eventually envision a position change.