Nebraska football pinpoints latest 2026 QB recruit: Oscar Rios receives offer

Nebraska football targets Oscar Rios, a 4-star California QB, for the 2026 class. Rios impresses with his arm strength and mobility on the field.
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Now that Nebraska football’s 2024 quarterback recruit is set to start the season opener, and they have their 2025 quarterback commit in the boat in TJ Lateef, it’s time for the Huskers to work on the next generation. Matt Rhule and company seem to be working overtime.

It doesn’t appear as though the Huskers have pinpointed just who they think will be their top target for the 2026 class. 4-star California quarterback Oscar Rios is the latest prospect who the Cornhuskers are taking a long look at.

Rios received an official offer earlier this week. And now, it’s up to the Huskers to get him to understand that Lincoln is the best place for him to go.

Nebraska football pinpoints their next quarterback target

One of the reasons that Rios likely got an offer from Nebraska is because he’s impressed everyone who has seen him throw the ball around at various camps like the SoCal Under Armour All-America Combine. 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins wrote after that event this spring, "Rios has a lean frame but a whip for an arm and it gets out quick."

The 6-3, 175-pound Rios whipped it around pretty good last season, his first as a starter. In 2023, he threw for 2,633 yards last year while replacing Aidan Chiles, who signed with Michigan State in this previous class. He completed more than 73 percent of his passing attempts and found the endzone 23 times.

Rios is also someone who can absolutely do damage on the ground. That’s an interesting wrinkle because there have been times it seems as though Nebraska has moved away from running quarterbacks. Dylan Raiola isn’t considered someone who runs much and he’ll be the starter this season. His backup, Daniel Kaelin is mobile, but not like Rios, who ran for 767 yards.

Rios has offers from all over the country like Washington, Utah, Michigan State, Oregon State, Auburn, Purdue, Kansas, Arizona State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Arizona and UNLV. Nebraska football will now try and stand out from those schools and Oscar Rios to come check out Lincoln.