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Huskers add Hastings QB Jarrett Synek to 2021 walk-on class

Huskers add Hastings QB Jarrett Synek to 2021 walk-on class

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Hastings vs. North Star, 8.21

Hastings' quarterback Jarrett Synek throws a pass against Lincoln North Star on Aug. 21 at Seacrest Field. Hastings won 35-8.

Nebraska's 2021 walk-on class now features a quarterback. 

Hastings standout Jarrett Synek announced on Twitter that he is planning on walking on with the Huskers. 

In 10 games as a senior, Synek threw for 2,641 yards, completed 59.4% of his passes and logged 31 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 547 yards (6.6 per carry) and seven more scores. 

Over his final two years of high school, Synek threw for more than 5,100 yards and 60 touchdowns, and rushed for 878 and 19 scores. 

Synek earned all-state honors from the Journal Star following his junior season. In his final high school game, Synek completed 17 of 29 passes for 257 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown pass on Hastings' first play of an eventual 33-28 Class B semifinal loss to Elkhorn. 

Synek is the eighth known walk-on commit in the Huskers' 2021 class. The group has grown rapidly over the past three weeks. 

Synek will also be in good company geographically. Nebraska's scholarship quarterback for the 2021 class is just up the road, Kearney Catholic's Heinrich Haarberg. Not only that, but the pair is set to join two other Kearney signal-callers — sophomore walk-on Matt Masker and redshirt freshman walk-on Brayden Miller — in Mario Verduzco's quarterback room at Nebraska. 

NU currently has three underclassmen scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in junior Adrian Martinez, redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey and freshman Logan Smothers. 

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

Nebraska 2021 walk-on class

Name Position Hometown (School)
Michael Booker DB Grand Prairie (South), Texas
Derek Branch DB Lincoln (Southeast)
Grant Buda ATH Lincoln (Southwest)
Alex Bullock WR Omaha (Creighton Prep)
Maddox Burton DL Lincoln (Southeast)
Blake Closman DB Omaha (Millard North)
AJ Collins DB Omaha (Creighton Prep)
Sam Hoskinson LB Elkhorn (South)
CJ Lilienkamp DB Bellevue (West)
Grant Lohr ATH Jenks, Okla.
Joey Mancino OL Holmdel, New Jersey
Kelen Meyer K Ord
Evan Meyersick TE Omaha (Millard West)
Weston Reiman OL Weeping Water
Carson Rohde OL Sumner (S-E-M)
Beau Schaller OL Waukee, Iowa
Matthew Schuster RB Ashland (Ashland-Greenwood)
Jarrett Synek QB Hastings
Taveon Thompson ATH Lincoln (Southeast)
Payton Weehler ATH Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Aiden Young RB Elkhorn
Truitt Robinson WR Gilbert, Arizona

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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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