The Nebraska football team has joined the race for Cal Haladay. At the moment, that race does not have a ton of participants but it seems as if there are pretty good odds that more Power 5 teams will be in on the linebacker in the very near future.

Haladay announced he had received an official offer from Nebraska earlier this week. That means the Huskers are the second Big Ten team to offer him and the second Power 5 program to give him the chance to get a full ride to play football.

Nebraska and Michigan stand out for more reasons than one

The Huskers have been quite active over the last couple of weeks on the recruiting front.

They've even landed themselves a 4-star receiver. The fact that he's out of Bellevue, Nebraska should not undercut at all the accomplishment that is landing the Zavier Betts.

Perhaps spurred on by the success of landing one of the best players in the 2020 class, it appears the Cornhuskers are reaching a little bit. The good news is they aren't the only program that is doing that reaching.

Nebraska and Michigan have offered Haladay, as well as Army, UMASS and a handful of FCS teams. The one thing that can be said about the inside linebacker's collection is that it appears he's got the goods when it comes to academics. Fordham among others are not offering players that don't have a good head on their shoulders.

The other thing to keep in mind is that the Pennsylvania prospect is on the radar of quite a few other programs. That means teams like Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Northwestern might be making him an offer fairly soon. Cal Halady paid an unofficial visit to the Hokies back in February. It's possible they are going to be coming up with a scholarship in the near future.

The inside linebacker had a pretty busy winter, visiting Michigan, the Buckeyes, and the Wildcats. It seems likely he might be paying some return visits before the summer is out.

Behind the numbers for one of Nebraska's most recent offers

Standing at 6-0 and 197 pounds, Haladay isn't a massive physical specimen, but so far in his career, he's been a heck of a player. Lining up for Southern Columbia in Catawissa, Pennsylvania he's managed to make all state several three times.

The year before, he managed to rack up 109 tackles and eight sacks. The season before that, he had 151 tackles and four sacks. The Huskers have been looking to add to their linebacker corps and it appears they feel like the under the radar player fits the bill. If the Nebraska football team can seal the deal for Cal Haladay before the 2019 season starts, that might be for the best. Once he shows he's healthy, the teams are really going to come calling.