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Nebraska hosted 2018 quarterback Tyler Shough on Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln. The visit first was reported by 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong.
Shough is an interesting visitor for several reasons.
The first is he does not have an offer from Nebraska, nor is he rated by recruiting websites. Shough is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound pro-style passer who holds offers from Columbia, Harvard, Hawaii, San Jose State, Western Kentucky and Yale.
At Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., Shough threw for 2,079 yards and 27 touchdowns his junior season. He also has an unofficial visit set at Arizona State on Saturday.
Nebraska is hoping for one or two quarterbacks in this 2018 class, and its targets have been tall.
The shortest pro-style quarterback Nebraska has offered in the 2018 class is 6-foot-3 Jack West, a 4-star prospect who is committed to Stanford.
The dual-threat quarterbacks Nebraska has offered this class also are tall, with the shortest being 4-star prospect Jalen Mayden, who is 6-2.
On Nebraska’s current roster, quarterbacks Tanner Lee and Patrick O’Brien are listed at 6-4. Freshman Tristan Gebbia is listed at 6-3.
At 6-5, Shough surely fits the mold. It will be interesting to see if this visit is followed up with an offer.
Huskers offer 3-star safety
Speaking of offers, Nebraska’s most recent one went to 3-star safety Stephan Blaylock.
— YeaThtsBlay (@S_Blocc) March 14, 2017
Blaylock is the No. 44 safety in the 2018 class and No. 60 player from California. He holds six offers, including Oregon, BYU, UCLA, Colorado State and Washington State. He will be recruited by Nebraska safeties coach Bob Elliott.
Blaylock is 6-foot, 170 pounds and attends St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.
Nebraska has offered 17 safeties in the 2018 class, six of whom are from California.