The Nebraska football team might be looking to lock up its 2019 class but Scott Frost and company are also working hard to make sure they are building for the future. We're just weeks away from the early signing period for the 2019 class. We're years away from when Eli Sutton can sign on the dotted line. The Huskers are still working hard to get their foot in the door on a player that looks like he could be among the best in his region. Sutton was officially offered a scholarship by the Cornhuskers to kick off the month of December.

Nebraska football going after SEC talent

Eli Sutton is an offensive tackle from Brentwood, Tennesee who looks as though he might be one of the most sought-after players in the 2021 class. When you look at his size and strength, it's not a surprise that he's shaping up to be a key target. Despite his youth, he already stands 6-6. At the moment, he's a bit undersized at just 266 pounds but that's certainly a situation a team like the Huskers could fix in a hurry. It's a safe bet he could fix that himself long before he's eligible to enroll in college.

While the Cornhuskers are getting their foot in the door early, they are far from the only ones who are paying attention to Sutton. Despite it being over two years away from the period of time when he could sign, Eli Sutton already has seven offers. All seven of those schools are not only FBS but Power 5 schools. In fact, most of the schools that have gone after Sutton are from the SEC.

LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt have all offered. So have Louisville and Memphis. The Nebraska football team is the first outside of Sutton's home region to give him an official offer. One has to wonder if that might be enough to get his attention.

Eli Sutton could be a big-time prospect

While signing day is quite a ways away for the offensive tackle, those who have laid eyes on Sutton see a player that could end up being even more highly regarded than he already is.

247Sports has already rated him as a 4-star prospect and consider him the top player in the state of Tennessee for his class. The recruiting site has the Huskers' target as the 80th best player and the 9th best offensive tackle in the entire class. Assuming the prospect continues to develop and play at the level that's expected, this is the type of player the Cornhuskers are looking to add, especially in the trenches. The rebuilding process is going to take more than a year or two and Eli Sutton would be a big building block for the Nebraska football team.