LINCOLN, Neb. — Growing up across the river from Omaha in Council Bluffs, Iowa, 2019 QB Max Duggan has always been around Nebraska football.
So he knew how big of a deal it was on Monday when Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf offered him a scholarship to play football.
“I was very honored,” Duggan told Land of 10. “I was extremely excited to get an offer from that great of a program.”
Duggan, a 4-star pro-style quarterback from Lewis Central High School, is rated the No. 5 pro-style passer in the 2019 class and the No. 3 player in Iowa.
Duggan said Langsdorf has been recruiting him hard since this spring. Duggan has visited Lincoln twice in the past few months, and Langsdorf was at Duggan’s high school last week to watch him throw.
On Monday, Duggan called Langsdorf, who mentioned the Huskers were going to offer him a scholarship.
“He said they went over it with the offensive staff and said they thought I fit the offense well and that they were going to offer me a scholarship,” Duggan said.
Duggan was offered by Penn State on June 3 after the quarterback attended the Nittany Lions camp. Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead has been talking with Duggan for the past few months, so Duggan decided to check out State College, Pa.
“It was the first time I ever went out to the East Coast and I got a tour of campus, got to talk to coaches, a tour of the facilities,” Duggan said. “Their offense fits me and I really liked it.”
Duggan even got some one-on-one time with Penn State coach James Franklin.
“He told me everything he expects out of his players and what he expects when you come into his program,” Duggan said. “And he told me it’s not about making it to the NFL, that’s just a bonus. It’s about getting you here to graduate and be the best man you can be.”
Duggan does not have definitive plans for this summer in terms of camps. He just began his summer baseball season, which will end in July. His camps will depend on his baseball schedule, he said.
He said he’s not leaning any way in terms of his recruitment. Connection to Nebraska or not, he says he’s seriously considering all options, including the Huskers, Penn State, Iowa, and the rest of his offers.