Spring Game, 4.13

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost (right) talks with quarterback coach Mario Verduzco during warmups before the Red-White Spring Game April 13 at Memorial Stadium.

Mario Verduzco and Scott Frost aren't done evaluating Class of 2021 prospects just yet. 

The Nebraska quarterbacks coach extended another offer in the class Wednesday morning, to Santino Marucci, a 6-foot-1 junior at The Benjamin School in Jupiter, Florida. 

Marucci announced the offer via Twitter. 

Verduzco made a point of seeing Marucci in person before the end of the May evaluation period. The Huskers' process for offering quarterbacks is for Verduzco to see the player and then give his review and show the film to Frost for final approval. 

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Verduzco only offers players he'd be legitimately excited to have in the program and typically, the only qualifications are that a quarterback prospect comes to campus and meets with Frost in person before the Huskers will accept a verbal commitment. 

Nebraska now has 10 scholarship offers out to 2021 quarterbacks — 2020 is set with the verbal commitment of Logan Smothers (Muscle Shoals, Alabama) — and attention will turn this summer to who visits campus. 

Dematrius Davis (Houston) took an unofficial visit during the spring, and Peter Costelli (Mission Viejo, California) is expected to do the same this month. 

Of the 10, only Tyler Buchner, of La Jolla, California, is verbally committed (Notre Dame) at this point. 

Marucci has offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Wake Forest and others. 

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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