The Nebraska football team is going to find it harder to hold onto in-state prospects in the very near future if the last few days are any indication. Two more in-state prospects, players that would have been considered shoo-ins for the Cornhuskers a few years back have both been offered by the Michigan Wolverines. Xavier Watts and Teddy Prochazka have both been contacted by Jim Harbaugh's team and could be the main competition for the Huskers.

Watts could be top Nebraska football target in the state

Xavier Watts, a 2020 receiver prospect has been getting plenty of attention before this week. Watts was once an under-the-radar prospect that wasn't getting much attention. He wasn't even getting that much attention from the Cornhuskers. Since the calendar has turned to 2019, he's certainly been getting more attention. He now looks like he could end up as one of the best receivers in the 2020 class.

Watts has 12 total offers now, including the one from Michigan. He's also got an offer from Iowa and Minnesota in the Big Ten. Iowa State, Iowa, and Kansas have all come calling from the Big 12. The fourth-rated player in the state is likely not done, seeing FBS powers come calling.

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The Nebraska football team is going to have to fight and fight hard in order to keep him home. That's the danger the Cornhuskers have run up against when talking about Omaha prospects.

Prochazka shows in-state talent is fanning out

One day after Xavier Watts got a scholarship offer from Michigan, Teddy Prochazka got one of his very own. Elkhorn isn't out in the boonies, it's still on the west edge of Omaha but it does show that Nebraska prospects are starting to get better all the time.

Scott Frost has been making that claim since he came back to the Huskers. Now it's starting to look like it's more than just a nice crop of walk-ons.

Prochazka doesn't have a rank yet since he's a member of the 2021 class.

He's got an offer from the Huskers and he had an offer from Northwestern. Now he's also got one from Michigan. The offensive tackle, who stands at 6-8 and 250 pounds already might end up being one of, if not the top recruit in the 2021 class.

The Nebraska football team is not completely unfamiliar with having to fight off power teams when it comes to in-state prospects. Chris Hickman and Nick Henrichs were both pursued by several of the best schools in the country.

They managed to fight those other teams off, now they have some new fights in Teddy Prochazka and Xavier Watts.

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