It was almost a year ago to the day that the Nebraska football team lost in the race for offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua. While the Huskers had been finalists for the big Baylor transfer, he evenutally picked the Florida Gators.
After stepping back into the transfer portal this year, it appears that Matt Rhule and the rest of the Huskers lived by the addage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." And when the Nebraska football coaches did try again, this time they got him.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Huskers got a bit of a surprise commit from Mazzccua as he announced he would play his final year of football in Lincoln on X. While the Cornhuskers had been recruiting the offensive lineman, it doesn't appear that anyone realized he was making an announcement this week.
Interestingly enough, it appears that Micah Mazzccua will join the team as a walk-on, considering where Matt Rhule's roster currently sits. This past weekend's commits seemed to make the roster crunch that much more dire.
Assuming that's accurate, it means that the Nebraska football team was able to add someone who started 11 games for the Florida Gators last season and posted a PFF grade of 69 overall without giving up a scholarship, at least at the moment.
Nebraska football gets surprise commit from offensive lineman
In adding Micah Mazzccua to the roster, it means that Matt Rhule and company are getting a big body'd lineman who could absolutely factor into the starting lineup in 2024. He'll be adding himself to a group that looked as though they improved over the course of the 2023 season.
He'll also be joining his brother, Maurice who is a walk-on running back.
Best of all, the Nebraska footbal has made quite the push when it comes to the way its used the transfer portal in the last few weeks.