Kearney Catholic’s Heinrich Haarberg receives offer from Nebraska football

Haarberg is the first in-state offer at quarterback by Nebraska since 2003.
Heinrich Haarberg

KEARNEY – For the first time since 2003, Nebraska football has offered an in-state quarterback prospect.

Kearney Catholic’s Heinrich Haarberg was offered by Scott Frost and the Huskers on Monday. The 6-5 gunslinger has received several other offers, including Boston College and N.C. State.

Haarberg told Channel 8’s sister station, KMTV in Omaha, that Nebraska stands out because of his relationship with Frost.

“There’s been a couple times where the head coach has offered me from different schools,” Haarberg said. “But I mean it’s really cool because I have that unique relationship with coach Frost. He grew up 15 miles from where I live. He played Kearney Catholic. We open up our season against Wood River-Shelton. So that’s just unique I think to Nebraska.”

Haarberg threw for just under 2,000 yards and had 23 touchdowns last season for the Stars.

The last time Nebraska offered an in-state quarterback to play the position was 2003, when Papillion-La Vista’s Allan Everidge, committed to NU but later flipped to Kansas State after the dismissal of Frank Solich.

Bo Pelini did offer Millard South’s Bronson Marsh in 2010, but it was to play safety not quarterback.

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