On the same day the Nebraska football team was wrapping up the 2019 National Signing Day, the coaching staff was looking further into the future of the program. On Wednesday, Scott Frost and company offered two quarterbacks from two different states with two different skillsets. Tyler Buchner and Preston Stone both announced they had been contacted by the coaching staff and their being targeted could also be a big signal that the coaching staff has written off another longtime prospect.

Is Nebraska football moving on from Jake Garcia?

One of the most interesting aspects to the offer going out to Tyler Buchner is that he is listed as a 6-2 pro-style quarterback. Considering that the Cornhuskers have very clearly taken a shine to dual-threat quarterbacks, the offer is a bit of a surprise. Hailing from La Jolla, California it's not a mystery as to why Scott Frost and company would give the kid a look.

He's already got 17 offers under his belt including Michigan and Notre Dame, as well as USC and Alabama. 247Sports has him rated as a 4-star prospect who is the number two pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class and the number two player overall in California.

What his offer might say for where the Nebraska football team is aiming in the near future is that legacy prospect Jake Garcia might be slipping away.

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When the Narbonne quarterback was first offered by the Huskers, he seemed to be almost a shoo-in to come to Lincoln. Since that offer, he's gotten a ton of attention from the other top programs in the country. It felt as though his interest in the Cornhuskers had waned and it appears the coaching staff believed that as well.

Covering the dual-threat quarterback trend as well

While Buchner is listed as a pro-style quarterback, Preston Stone fits the bill more of what the Huskers are looking for in a signal-caller.

Adrian Martinez's performance in 2018 showed what Scott Frost's offense can do with a real dual-threat QB under center. Luke McCaffrey's joining the 2019 class and 2020 target Logan Smothers excelling in track underlines the kind of player the coaching staff is looking for at the position.

The Nebraska football team has apparently decided that if it is going to go after a dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class, it might as well go after the best of the best.

Preston Stone is considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the entire class by 247Sports. He's also considered the best player in the state of Texas and the sixth best player overall. With over 40 offers under his belt, it won't be an easy battle for the Cornhuskers to win, but they're making an attempt anyway.

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