The Nebraska football team would love to set up a kind of recruiting pipeline into Oklahoma. Not only is it a state that is relatively close geographically, but it's one that the Huskers' football program is intimately acquainted with thanks to decades of a rivalry with the Sooners and to some lesser extent Oklahoma State when all three teams were in the Big 12. Some next-level talent coming out of the state is an added bonus for Scott Frost and company to be going after high school players in the state. Javian Hester, who is set to announce his "favorite" schools, is one of those players Nebraska would love to land.

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Nebraska football making the cut could be a tall order

Javian Hester announced over the weekend that he is about to drop his favorite schools and it really appears to be a 50/50 proposition as to whether the Cornhuskers might be among that group. The 4-star receiver is the number two player in the entire state and the 80th best player in the 2020 class. That makes him the 18th best player at his position in this upcoming recruiting class according to the 247 Composite rankings.

Those ratings make it clear why some of the best schools in the country have come calling.

In total, Hester has 11 offers from FBS schools and almost all of them are of the Power 5 variety. He's got Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio State and Michigan among the programs that are coming hot after his heels. That means it's not going to be remotely easy to get Hester to see what Lincoln has to offer. The first step is definitely going to be trying to put the Huskers on his list of favorite teams.

Javian Hester could be a package deal

Making things even more difficult for the Nebraska football team is that there are rumblings that Hester might work with another Oklahoma-based athlete to figure out a school they can both go to.

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Sevion Morrison, a talented running back from the state has a number of the same schools on his list of teams he's considering. The downside of this is while Scott Frost and company have offered Morrison, it doesn't appear they are front-runners.

Morrison is said to be leaning towards Arkansas, if only by a little. Should he decide the Razorbacks are the way to go, his communications with Hester could lead him to the SEC school as well.

The receiver prospect hasn't said exactly when he will be dropping his list, but the Nebraska football team has had a pretty good record since the new staff arrived of making these kinds of cuts. They also have their own native Oklahoman in the versatile Jamie Nance who could do some recruiting of his own. After that, anything can happen.