The Nebraska football team made an offer to a rather versatile player out of Arizona last week. Now it appears the Huskers have some pretty big competition from an old foe. One of the top schools going after Tommy Christakos is Iowa State. It's looking as though the battle for the wide receiver who is quite a bit more than a wide receiver could come down to the Cornhuskers and Cyclones.

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Tommy Christakos likes Iowa State option

It's no secret why the Nebraska football team is going after the Chapparal, Arizona receiver. While he is only a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports composite rankings, he's certainly got the build to be something special. Christakos stands 6-4 and weighs in at 200 pounds. Both of those numbers mean that he could be the kind of receiver who would be able to win a jump ball situation at the goal line.

He is currently the 17th best player in the state of Arizona, and the 129th best receiver in the entire class.

The Huskers have big competition for Tommy Christakos [Image via Sports360AZ/YouTube]
The Huskers have big competition for Tommy Christakos [Image via Sports360AZ/YouTube]

Neither of those numbers stand out, but the Huskers obviously see something to like. So does Iowa State. And the receiver, who by the way can also play placekicker and punter, seems to have seen something he likes in the Cyclones.

Christakos recently told the Cyclone report that one of the reasons he's taken notice of Iowa State is because of another Arizona-area player who did what he did for ISU last year at quarterback. As a true freshman, Brock Purdy had himself a heck of a season, throwing for over 2,200 yards and 16 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.

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Purdy also ran for another 300 yards and five touchdowns. All of this stands out to a player that might not be the most highly recruited in all the land but could turn himself into one heck of an FBS player. Whether it's Purdy's recruitment and performance at Iowa State or just the unique offensive approach the Cyclones take, Tommy Christakos is planning an unofficial visit to see ISU later this summer.

Nebraska football looking to pull the versatile player to the midwest as well

The Huskers have made no secret of trying to get as many talented receivers into town as possible.

The number of offers going out to players in this position group is numbering in the dozens. One of the latest offers has gone out to a player that was at the same high school at Stanley Morgan. It's clear the Nebraska football team is doing its best to load up at the receiver position. Considering this one can also kick and punt, he brings a bit more to the table.

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