Naijiel Hale had no communication with Nebraska's coaching staff until he was told to call them and that's when the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco cornerback got a major surprise.
The Huskers wanted to offer.
"I actually haven't talked to them at all," Hale said.
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"I found out a Nebraska coach wanted me to call him and I called him and he was talking to me. He saw my highlight tape and he said he'd like to offer me."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect who shined at the 4th Quarter Sports Elite 7on7 Tournament this past weekend at Los Angeles Salesian was shocked by the offer but said it's a major one.
It's definitely something he'll consider moving forward in his recruitment.
So far, Nebraska, Arizona, Boise State and Cal have offered Hale, who said he doesn't know too much about the Huskers' program yet but that he definitely plans to start doing his research.
"I think it's really big," Hale said.
"That's my first offer from far away. I'm really going to look into them. I really don't know too much about them but coach (Terry) Joseph said he'll start sending me things so I can read about it and really start looking into them."
More offers could be on the way.
Hale said Arizona State and Utah continue to show a lot of interest in him and another Big Ten team has started to get involved. That could lead to another big offer for Hale, who has proven to be one of the top cornerbacks in Southern California.
"I think I might get Wisconsin soon too," Hale said.