The Nebraska Football team has exactly one commit in the 2019 class and that commit is apparently getting quite a bit of attention from some big times schools. The player, who is listed as a hard commit to the Huskers has received nine different power-five conference school offers in the month of May alone. That’s quite impressive considering we just passed the halfway point for the month. The question that should be on every Nebraska fan’s mind right now is whether or not the school is going to be able to hold onto Marquez Beason when he’s getting that much attention from the rest of the college football world.

The Nebraska football team now must fend off more than 23 teams

The Huskers might have landed the commitment of Beason, but there appears to be some question as to just how committed the athlete really is. Not only does the Dallas, Texas resident continue to make it clear he is quite happy with the schools that are offering him scholarships but he has made comments in the past that lead many to think he’s going to be taking other visits.

If Beason is the kind of commit that visits other schools, Nebraska is going to be fighting off the crème of the crop. In May alone, the wide receiver and defensive back was offered by the likes of Ohio State, Georgia, Houston and UCLA. The Bruins are the latest team to offer Beason as he tweeted out the news on Monday afternoon.

What’s next for Nebraska

Because Nebraska knows this particular player is one with a bit of a wandering eye, it’s likely they’ll be putting on the full court press early and often. While some fans will, no doubt, decide he’s not worth the effort if he’s looking elsewhere, he isn’t gone yet.

The current climate in college football is one where even players who have said they’ve picked a school are going to be looking elsewhere just in case.

The Huskers have been the beneficiaries of that on more than one occasion. The real recruiting prowess of Mike Riley and company is going to be shown in whether or not they can keep the best of the best recruits when Nebraska has to do battle with the powers of the football world.

If the Huskers really want to be “back” they’re going to have to show they aren’t afraid to try and hang on to commits who announce this early.

That may not be a lot of fun for the stomachs of Nebraska football fans but the payoff is going to be a sight to see. Beason could be the first in a long line of 2019 commits the Huskers win the war for.