The Nebraska football team has some new competition for a pair of Junior College targets. Vic Varamontes and Nick Figueroa were offered by the Huskers just minutes apart. Now it appears there are even more FBS schools coming after them. That means the Cornhuskers are going to have to work overtime if they are going to stay in the running for the JUCO defenders from one of the best schools in the country. Considering how much Scott Frost and company are looking for quick fixes when it comes to the defense especially, the coaching staff is going to want to up its attention to the duo.

Frost and his assistants have so far done a good job of mixing in the recruitment of high school prospects like Darien Chase with their pursuit of Junior College targets who are more likely to play significant time next season.

Offers piling up for JUCO pair

There was a time, not all that long ago that neither defender was getting a ton of offers. That seems to have changed over the last few weeks. Varamontes, a linebacker on Riverside now has a total of eight scholarship offers. In the last week, he received two new suitors. Earlier in the week Colorado came calling. Like Nebraska football, the Buffaloes came calling for both Varamontes and Figueroa around the same time. Illinois offered Varamontes just a few days after.

The good news is that the Nebraska football team seems to be able to offer more than either of those schools can offer either teammate.

The bad news is that the Huskers 2019 class is starting to fill up. It's obvious that both Varamontes and Figueroa wouldn't mind playing on the same team when they got to the next level.

Nebraska football heading towards early signing day

The Huskers are moving towards a big day in the Scott Frost regime. This has been the first full recruiting class the staff has been able to put together.

They are just weeks away from early signing day and that's going to mean we'll finally see just what they can do with an entire year to work on prospects. Certainly, Varamontes and Figueroa are two players that are likely to be early signees. Neither player has announced where they plan on attending school at the next level. With each passing offer it becomes a little bit harder to tell just where these players might end up. They are also far from the only JUCO players the Nebraska football team is going after. They are hosting several for the Michigan State game. The real question is just how many Junior College players will the Cornhuskers take.