The #Nebraska Football team has been going hard after the fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country. It appears those efforts have paid off to some degree, because Colson Yankoff has already scheduled a visit to Lincoln to see what the Huskers have to offer when it comes to facilities and atmosphere. It also appears that Yankoff considers the Cornhuskers one of his top three coming into the week, but it appears the pursuit of the Idaho player is far from over. In fact, there are some new schools who have grabbed the quarterback's attention.
A shift in the front runners' race
Colson Yankoff recently talked to 247Sports and among the topics the four-star recruit covered was who he considers the front-runners for his services. It had been thought the Nebraska football team's biggest rivals in this race were teams like Oregon and Stanford. It appears that neither of those schools are in the mix anymore. While that can always change, Husker fans should take it as good news the shift in his favorites has left the Cornhuskers untouched. Yankoff said his current top three are the Huskers, TCU and Cal. The Golden Bears could be the team that will give NU the most trouble as he recently paid the school a visit and had very positive things to say about what he saw there. "Cal is the most recent visit and offer. I went down there a few weeks ago. I really like the area. The bay area is super cool. I figure it would be a cool place to go to college. I’m a big fan of the staff." Yankoff told 247Sports.
Getting more attention
As the year goes on, it appears Carson Yankoff is only going to get more attention. Another issue the quarterback talked about in his interview is that he was just named as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster. This is a very recent development as he apparently received and accepted the invite on Sunday. Husker fans might remember that the Nebraska football team had several recruits attend last year's Army All-America game and the school came up empty. It's a safe bet everyone in the state is hoping for a different outcome this time around.