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Omaha Skutt dual-threat QB Becker commits to Northern Illinois

Omaha Skutt dual-threat QB Becker commits to Northern Illinois

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Omaha Skutt junior quarterback Caden Becker committed Friday to play his college football at Northern Illinois, continuing the stream of Omaha-area standouts going to play for the Huskies.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Becker is a dual-threat signal-caller who also had an offer from South Dakota. Becker was beginning to get Power Five college recruiting interest before his commitment. Schools also were looking at him as a tight end or linebacker.

Becker, one of the top returning quarterbacks in the state next season, transferred to Skutt from Omaha Burke in August after Omaha Public Schools canceled fall sports.

Becker helped Skutt reach the playoffs with both his arm and legs. One of his best rushing games came against eventual Class B state champion Elkhorn in the final game of the regular season when he finished with 135 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

At Northern Illinois, Becker will be joining former Bellevue West Super-State running back Jay Ducker (now a freshman there) and Omaha Westside Super-State senior lineman Cade Haberman.


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Ron Powell is a longtime prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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