Nebraska's already had a steady stream of prospects through Lincoln since spring football began a week ago. 

Monday, though, featured one of the more notable recruits to visit unofficially so far. 

That would be 2021 quarterback Dematrius Davis Jr. of Houston. The North Shore signal-caller still has two years of high school ball to play, of course, but NU quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and head coach Scott Frost are ahead of the game recruiting quarterbacks. 

Davis was on hand to watch the Huskers practice Monday morning and made his way toward the football offices after the session wrapped up around 11 a.m. 

The Huskers have a 2020 verbal commitment from Logan Smothers (Athens, Alabama) already secured, so Verduzco spent December and January visiting him but also evaluating younger prospects. 

Davis earned plenty of notoriety at the end of his sophomore campaign by throwing a game-winning touchdown pass in the Class 6A state championship game at the last second to beat Duncanville. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, Davis, a 5-foot-11 dual-threat, threw for 3,550 yards (71.6 percent completions), 49 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a sophomore. Now, he sports a 23-1 career record as a starter. 

Davis is one of a handful of 2021 quarterbacks that already hold an offer from Verduzco and the Huskers. That group also includes Jake Garcia (Narbonne, California), Brock Vandagriff (Bogart, Georgia), Preston Stone (Dallas), Jalen Milroe (Katy, Texas) and Notre Dame verbal commit Tyler Buchner (La Jolla, California). 

Davis already has a host of high profile offers and tweeted recently that he's on a swing of spring visits that's already included Arkansas, LSU and Texas A&M and is also expected to include Alabama, Florida State and others. 

Huskers make OL's top five: NU on Monday also made the final five schools for one of their top offensive line prospects. 

Reece Atteberry, a 6-5, 280-pounder from Eagle Crest, Colorado, named Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan Notre Dame and Duke as his leaders currently. 

The Class of 2020 prospect is ranked a four-star by 247Sports and the 247Sports composite and a three-star by Rivals. 

He's not the online Colorado lineman the Huskers are after, either. The school reportedly hosted four-star Roger Rosengarten (Valor Christian) on an unofficial visit last week. 

Those two plus four-star Turner Corcoran (Lawrence, Kansas) are among the top priorities up front for NU in the 2020 class so far. 

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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