Matt Masker’s prolific career as the quarterback at Kearney (Neb.) Catholic resulted in him breaking several Class C1 records that formerly belonged to Huskers coach Scott Frost.
Now Frost will have the chance to teach the kid who passed him in the record books. Masker fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing for Nebraska on Sunday when he announced on Twitter that he has accepted a preferred walk-on offer from the Huskers.
I am honored, and humbled to say that I am committing to the University of Nebraska to continue my academic and athletic career. I’m very excited for the future and beyond thankful for the opportunity. @coach_frost 🌽🎈🏈 #AllGloryToGod #GBR #HomeGrown pic.twitter.com/gIN9xhweV9
— Matt Masker (@MattMasker11) December 18, 2017
“I am finally at peace,” Masker wrote in his post. “I am committing to the University of Nebraska to continue my academic and athletic career. I am excited to get to work and play for my Home State.”
Masker had been waiting patiently for a Nebraska offer, which finally came last Wednesday at Nebraska’s Homegrown Nebraska event for in-state walk-on prospects. After his meeting with Frost, and the subsequent offer, Masker told Land of 10 that he and his family would consider their options in the coming week. By Sunday, though, Masker had made up his mind.
In choosing the Huskers, Masker passed up a scholarship at South Dakota State and eight NCAA Division II schools.
The former Nebraska coaching staff did not offer Masker and had received a walk-on quarterback commitment from Bart Harris. But after Mike Riley and his staff were fired, Harris de-committed, opening the door for Frost and his staff to build quarterback depth through the newly invigorated walk-on program.
As a result, Matt Masker’s dream of playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers will come true.