The Nebraska football team is going back to a familiar well in order to try and get some help for its linebacker corps. Late last week, the team offered yet another Junior college player, Amare Barno. Barno plays for Butler Community College, a school the Huskers not only know well but already plucked one talented linebacker from. At the moment, it would appear they are in good standing with the JUCO player as Nebraska is the biggest profile school to have offered the outside linebacker so far this cycle.

Nebraska football looking to hit JUCO lottery

Last recruiting cycle, the Huskers managed to land Butler C.C. linebacker Will Honas in the last recruiting cycle. While an injury shortened his season, it appears Scott Frost and company are plenty impressed with the tools that landed him in Lincoln in the first place. JUCO players are always a bit hit or miss. Husker fans certainly know the team missed with running back Greg Bell.

After being touted as the starter coming out of the spring and into fall camp, Bell lost his job to Devine Ozigbo. Not long after that happened, the team lost Bell entirely as he decided to transfer away. Other JUCO transfers like Jaron Woodyard and Mike Williams have had up and down seasons.

At the very least, they both have managed to get on the field off and on throughout the season. Barno is yet another attempt by the Cornhuskers' to hit the lottery of the Junior College ranks. If he ends up committing to the school and can have an impact Honas was starting to have before he got hurt, then it appears this offer might be a pretty good roll of the dice.

Amare Barno is an under the radar prospect

There's very little doubt the Cornhuskers need some more help at linebacker in particular and the defense in general. The big question is just how much the Butler C.C. product would be of help. Certainly, he's got some very good stats at Butler. On the season, he has a total of 58 tackles to go along with 4.5 sacks.

He's also got himself a fumble recovery for a touchdown. While those numbers are good, it's fair to point out that despite that successful season, he's got a total of seven offers and the Huskers are officially the first Power 5 school to come calling.

New Mexico, Marshall, and Florida Atlantic would have to be considered the other top candidates for Amare Barno's services. Because JUCO recruiting can be so hit or miss, it's impossible to know why the Nebraska football team is the only Power 5 school going after Barno other than they are mining the Junior College ranks harder than they have before.