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Class A - Lincoln East vs. Omaha Burke, 11/4/16

Omaha Burke's Nick Henrich (center) is among the nation's top prospects. Among his many 2019 offers is one from Nebraska.

Omaha Burke's Nick Henrich is one of the most sought-after recruits from Nebraska in recent years and continues to reel in accolades.

The Class of 2019 standout, considered a four-star prospect and the No. 5 inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports, was invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Friday, Burke head coach Paul Limongi confirmed.

“That was pretty special today,” he said. “He was hoping he would be able to get into one of those games, and he’s on the road today so I haven’t had the chance to talk to him, but make no mistake, he’s excited to be part of this game and he’s looking forward to it.”

He is the first Nebraska player to be selected for the game, which is slated for Jan. 5 in San Antonio, since Josh Banderas in 2013.

Nebraska is prioritizing Henrich and he is expected to visit Lincoln unofficially on Tuesday, but the Huskers are hardly alone in their pursuit.

Henrich has offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame, Florida, Texas A&M, Oregon and Colorado, among many others. This month alone, he’s unofficially visited Iowa State, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.

“He’s had a lot of good things to say about his visits and it’ll be a hard decision for him,” Limongi said. “He’s really enjoying meeting the coaches and seeing the facilities they have to offer. It’s something I think he’s just gathering information and kind of putting it in the big pot, if you would. Once he’s done, he’s going to kind of go through everything and then come up with a decision.”

Henrich told the Journal Star this spring that his plan is to verbally commit this summer before Burke's football season begins. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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