With the 2019 recruiting cycle coming to a close in the next few days, the Nebraska football team has started building it's 2020 recruiting class in earnest. One of the potential targets in that class is a player they could be stealing away from the Iowa Hawkeyes. D'Vontae Key took a visit to Lincoln over the weekend and seemed to like what he saw.

Key is a wide receiver out of Raytown senior high school in Kansas City that certainly qualifies as "under the radar" he currently does not have a rating either by Rivals or 247Sports, but he does have one thing going for him. So far, the Iowa Hawkeyes are the only FBS offer the receiver has.

Nebraska football looking to poach from next door neighbor?

The offer from the neighbor next door might be enough of an incentive to give Key a look for the Huskers. It also seems likely that the Hawkeyes aren't going to be the only team offering the receiver to play for them when all is said and done. Still, the Nebraska football team is slow playing the Kansas City prospect a bit as he came to and then left Lincoln without an actual offer.

The Cornhusker's official junior day saw quite a few players come into Lincoln without a scholarship offer. Some were in town simply because their teammates were obvious targets of Scott Frost and company. Such was the case with Gabriel Rubio. Several of his teammates came to see what Memorial Stadium had to offer knowing they likely weren't going to get an official scholarship over the weekend.

Under the radar doesn't mean undeserving for D'Vontae Key

Anyone who is wondering why the Huskers would spend their time recruiting a player that isn't even rating one star by the big recruiting services need look no further than Dylan Jordan.

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The outside linebacker was still not rated as late as December of 2018 before the Cornhuskers came calling. As of last week, when he committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, he had managed to become a 4-star prospect.

That isn't to say that D'Vontae Key is going to have the same kind of trajectory.

There are all kinds of players out there that a big program like Iowa will take a player on that other FBS powers decide doesn't deserve a scholly. The receiver does seem to have at least some kind of resume, as he garnered first-team all-state honors in Missouri as both a wide receiver and a special teams kick returner.

Considering all the Nebraska football social media messages D'Vontae Key was retweeting after his unofficial visit to Lincoln, it appears if the Huskers do make him an offer, it's going to be a fight for the Hawkeyes to win him over.

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