Nebraska Football Reportedly Going Head-To-Head With Penn State For Quarterback Prospect Beau Pribula

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has jumped into Penn State’s backyard and offered a scholarship to one of their top quarterback prospects for the 2022 class. On Thursday afternoon, York, Pennsylvania, product Beau Pribula announced on his Twitter account that he had a scholarship offer from the Cornhuskers.

Pribula made it clear he got his offer from Cornhuskers quarterback coach Mario Verduzco, who has been busy this month trying to reel in talent under center. The Huskers have gone after several quarterbacks over the last few weeks spanning many different recruiting classes.

Nebraska is the seventh offer for Pribula and the fourth such scholarship to come from a Power Five program. He’s been picking up speed when it comes to interest from more prominent schools since March.

Recruiting analysts believe there is one school that is going to be squaring off directly with the Huskers, and it’s also a Big Ten school. The Nittany Lions offered the quarterback a scholarship at the end of last month, and experts at 247Sports are overwhelmingly convinced that when Pribula does pick a school, it will be in State College.

Of the five “crystal ball” predictions those analysts have entered for the dual-threat prospect, those who have picked a team have decided he’s going to be playing for the Nittany Lions. That doesn’t mean the Nebraska football program is out of the race entirely.

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Pribula is considered a 3-star prospect in the 2022 class and the 14th best player in the state of Pennsylvania for his class. He’s also the 12th ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country, according to 247.

Not only is the York High product considered a dual-threat quarterback, but he’s also a dual-position player. His first year in high school, he lined up at wide receiver while his brother was the starting quarterback for their team. In 2019, he played quarterback for the first season at the varsity level, and he mostly saw success. He led York to a 9-1 record thanks to his 57 percent completion percentage.

Pribula threw for 1,244 passing yards while also rushing for 362 yards while averaging six yards per carry. He also ran for 11 touchdowns.

If Nebraska and Penn State remain the two teams Pribula will choose from, it likely won’t be decided for quite some time. Members of the 2022 class won’t be able to sign for the first time until December of 2021 at the earliest. Until then, the two programs will vie for his services and attempt to secure an official visit at the very least. That won’t happen until the NCAA allows in-person recruiting sometime after the coronavirus outbreak is under control.