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Nebraska Coach Updates Quarterback Recruiting Situation

Nebraska football players run onto the field.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 23: Fullback Harrison Jordan #38 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers carries the flag as the team enter the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The future seems bright for Nebraska football. Despite a 4-8 record this fall, many are projecting the Huskers will be a preseason top 25 team next year after they close this season out with four wins in their last six games.

One aspect of the future where Nebraska is well-prepared is quarterback recruiting. The Huskers already have commitments from 2019 four-star prospect Luke McCaffrey and 2020 three-star Logan Smothers.

Now, it is a while before either of those players signs his letter of intent, but right now Nebraska has moved on to identifying quarterbacks in the 2021 class, according to quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco.

Verduzco told the Fremont Tribune that he'll be focusing on 2021 passing prospects during the current contact period, in addition to staying on top of Nebraska's two underclassmen QB commits.

"Me and (head coach Scott Frost) and (recruiting personnel) Sean Dillon and (Trent) Mossbrucker and Ryan Callaghan talked about, 'We’re ahead, let’s stay ahead,'" Verduzco said then.

The Huskers already have an offer out to a 2021 QB prospect: Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne four-star Jake Garcia. Garcia is the son of former Nebraska signal caller Randy Garcia.

Garcia is listed as the No. 3 Pro-Style quarterback in the 2021 cycle, according to 247Sports.

Nebraska currently has the No. 22 recruiting class in the 2019 cycle, per 247Sports' Composite Rankings.