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Huskers targeting juco quarterback

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When Nebraska coach Bill Callahan said he was going to bring the West Coast offense to Lincoln, many people knew the transition was going to be tough – especially at the quarterback position. With that in mind, the Huskers targeted Rivals100 quarterback Harrison Beck and got a commitment from him early in the process. As the season played out it became clear that more depth was needed at the position, though.
And that’s where El Dorado (Kan.) Butler County C.C. quarterback Zac Taylor might come in.
At this point the Huskers have yet to offer the 6-foot-2, 210-pond pro-style quarterback, but they are now heavily pursing the three-star quarterback and will host him on an official visit on December 10.
“We played on Sunday in the national championship game, and they called Saturday night for the first time,” Taylor, who is originally from Norman, Okla., and a Wake Forest transfer, said. “I’m going to visit them next weekend. I’ve got to cancel Troy State for them. They told me they’re now going to take a junior college quarterback.
“I don’t have an offer, but it sounds really promising. They’ve just sort of came out of nowhere.”
But it’s not a done deal even if the Huskers do offer.
Taylor visited Marshall back on November 20 and he’s visiting Memphis this weekend with several of his teammates from Butler County. Marshall at this point might hold a slight edge since he had a very impressive visit there.
“I loved it,” he said. “It was great. It’s a big-time quarterback school. And they did a good job of selling all the positives they have.”
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