Zavier Betts announced he had committed to the Nebraska football team early Wednesday afternoon. That's the good news. The really, really good news is that while he's one of the more sought after players in the entire country, he's hardly the only player from the state getting a ton of attention from schools around the nation. Betts, hailing from Bellevue West, is a 4-star prospect according to 247Sports and the top player in the state for the 2020 class.

Not only is he the highest ranked player in the state, but he's the 20th ranked receiver and 97th ranked player in the entire country in his class.

It's been a while since the state produced the kind of explosive product that the Cornhuskers got this week. Still, it seems as though there is starting to be a rather steady flow of players in the country that the Huskers are going to have to fight harder for, because schools like Michigan, Notre Dame and Clemson are going to come calling.

In-state players getting out of state attention

Zavier Betts is the name on everyone's lips today, but when the furor settles down and Husker fans are looking for the next commit, most will hope it's going to be Xavier Watts who follows suit.

Watts isn't quite as highly touted as Betts, but that could change quickly. The Omaha Burke product is the 4th ranked player in the state and 139th ranked receiver in the class. He's rated as a 3-star prospect by 247.

While none of that will make the eyes pop out of your head, his 14 total offers already should give you pause. These are not from small schools either. Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, and Michigan are just four of the Power 5 programs that have come calling.

All of the top five players in the state are getting power five offers of their own in the 2020 class. There's already one player, in Teddy Prochazka who won't be able to sign until 2021, who has four Power 5 offers.

It's not just the 2020 and 2021 classes that are getting more and more attention from power programs from around the country. Noah Henrich and Chris Hickman both had their pick of schools last year.

Both ended up picking the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska football able to be pickier

With the talent of in-state prospects increasing, Scott Frost and his staff are able to be a bit pickier in who they pursue. The other top three players in the state all have offers from outside the state, but so far, they don't have an offer from the Huskers. It's a safe bet Frost and his gang are hoping to get them to either walk on, or wait to pull the trigger until later in the fall.

Meanwhile, the team can revel in the fact that it got Zavier Betts. He chose the Nebraska football team over midwest rivals such as Minnesota, Iowa and Iowa State among others.

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