Scott Frost addressed the idea that Nebraska potentially could add another quarterback to its roster ahead of the 2018 season Tuesday when he met with reporters.
A report surfaced last week saying the Huskers were one of the programs showing interest in graduate transfer Brandon Dawkins, who threw for 2,418 yards and ran for 1,582 yards in three seasons at Arizona.
Dawkins is an intriguing option for Nebraska’s new offense, and Frost said Tuesday that the Huskers might want to take a look at adding a quarterback. They just don’t want to consider the option until after spring practice.
“We’re not even thinking about that right now,” Frost told reporters. “We’re trying to get the guys here up to speed and playing as well as they possibly can. I think after spring ball we’ll take a look at that but I’ve been impressed with the quarterback group so far. Mario Verduzco is a fabulous quarterbacks coach. He’s devoted his life to it. I think we have good talent at that position and those guys are going to keep getting better.”
Nebraska has three scholarship quarterbacks competing for the starting job: Tristan Gebbia, Patrick O’Brien and Adrian Martinez. Frost recruited only Martinez, a freshman who enrolled in January. The Huskers also have sophomore walk-on quarterback Andrew Bunch, freshman walk-on quarterback Matt Masker and UCF transfer Noah Vedral. However, Vedral has to sit out the 2018 season because of NCAA rules.
The starter will replace Tanner Lee, who declared for the NFL draft.
Land of 10’s Erin Sorensen broke down Nebraska’s quarterback battle this spring, which could come down to Gebbia and O’Brien for first-team reps.