The Nebraska football team is continuing down the JUCO recruiting path as they offered another Junior College prospect earlier this week in Ali Gaye. What makes the offer to Gaye a little different is that he was, at one time, on the roster of another Power 5 team.

Out of high school, Gaye was a member of the Washington Huskies. While it's not clear exactly why he ended up departing, he never played a down for the Pac 12 power and ended up at Garden City Community College. Now, after one season with the Junior College program, he's back to getting attention and offers from Power 5 programs like the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska football latest to offer Gaye

The level of attention isn't all that much yet, but it stands to be a bit bigger as the Huskers and other major conference teams start giving him a look. Gaye most recently paid a Junior Day visit to Kansas State. He doesn't have a ton of offers yet, but schools that are from the Midwest are certainly showing growing interest in the defensive end.

In addition to Kansas State, Iowa State, Nebraska, and Minnesota have all given the big pass rusher an official scholarship offer.

It stands to reason more Big 12 and Big 10 schools are right around the corner. The problem with the Cornhuskers coming calling these days, is that it feels like other teams follow suit especially because Nebraska has shown interest.

This is especially the case when talking about JUCO prospects.

More than a few looked like they might be shoo-ins for the Huskers when they were offered. Then they gain more attention and decide to head off somewhere else.

Scott Frost and company have been recruiting Junior College players hard since they arrived on campus. Their first year of recruiting, they landed more than a few JUCO prospects. Last year, they had more struggles than wins.

Nebraska football looking to up their defensive line

In fact, the Huskers, despite going after several JUCO defenders, didn't land a single one. Despite those struggles, they managed to log a very good recruiting class. Now they are going after several JUCO prospects again.

Most of those targets have had one thing in common since that first class. They have been meant to be additions to the defense. Ali Gaye is no different. Considering he's standing at 6-6 and weighing in at 260 pounds, it's clear what the Nebraska football team is looking at him as. The team has spent most of the last few years looking for game-changing pass rushers to add to their defensive repertoire.

We'll have to wait and see whether the Garden City prospect fits that bill.

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