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Nebraska Football testing in-state waters for ’24 QB’s



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Nebraska football appears to be continuing its pursuit of 2024 quarterbacks. They had an in-state visitor on Thursday afternoon in Bode Soukup.

Soukup is from Blaine, Nebraska, and has seen his stock rise over the past couple of seasons of high school football. As a junior last season, he threw for 1,615 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He averaged 179.4 yards per game, the highest of his high school football career.

2022 was also his second season in a row that he threw for over 1,000 yards. He did so as a sophomore in 2021, to go along with 11 touchdowns.

Soukup’s profile is continuing to rise, as he was invited to the Elite 11 regionals in May. Accuracy is a big part of his game, and he is not afraid to move out of the pocket to make the throw that he needs to. He has a quick release, and uses his height to his advantage to make his reads. The quarterback is very decisive in where he wants to throw the football, and can make multiple types of throws, both across the middle and towards the sideline.

This visit was notable for Nebraska football, as they are still looking for a 2024 quarterback. Soukup is still in high school, and has ways to go in terms of development.

Nevertheless, this shows that Nebraska football is try to take care of its two biggest priorities. The program wants to get a quarterback, and I want to get one for the 2024 class. Development in the quarterback room is something that has suffered over the past couple of years, and the new coaching staff is looking to change that.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this. Nevertheless, Matt Rhule and the staff are still focusing on getting in-state kids and playmaking signal-callers. That much is clear.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.