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AAC Championship Football

Central Florida head coach Scott Frost watches players warm up before the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday in Orlando, Florida.

Within hours of Scott Frost being named Nebraska head coach, new Husker quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco had extended a scholarship offer to four-star signal-caller Adrian Martinez of Fresno, California. More offers soon followed.

Martinez, a class of 2018 prospect from Clovis West High, is the first known high school player to receive a Nebraska offer from Frost's staff.

"It's definitely a great feeling to be their No. 1 guy," Martinez told the Journal Star on Saturday. "I know Nebraska is a perennial powerhouse and with Coach Frost, is looking to get back to one of the best programs in college football." 

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is committed to Tennessee, which has not had a head coach since Butch Jones was fired in November. 

"That is the sole reason I am looking around," Martinez said. "There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the program right now." 

He added that he's planning to visit Nebraska but that nothing has been finalized yet. 

According to, Martinez threw for 2,562 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games as a junior. He also rushed for 1,462 yards and 14 scores. No senior-year stats were available. 

Martinez is ranked the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals and the No. 160 recruit overall. 247Sports/Scout rank Martinez the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 125 overall prospect in the nation. 

The Huskers extended an offer to Florida State commit Jashaun Corbin, a four-star running back from Rockledge, Florida. Corbin was offered by UCF when Frost and company were there. The Seminoles are looking for a new coach as of now. 

According to, Corbin is ranked the sixth-best all-purpose back in the country.

Another four-star recruit, cornerback Jeremy Webb, announced his offer, too. The junior college standout is finishing up his second season at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York. Webb has taken official visits to UCF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, according to Rivals.

Webb was one of two juco players to receive offers Saturday. Iowa Western Community College offensive tackle Noah Banks announced he had received an offer. Banks, a 6-7, 305-pound lineman, is currently committed to Arkansas, which is looking for a coach.

The Huskers also turned their attention to New Jersey, where three-star linebacker Javontae Jean-Baptiste is located. NU offered the 6-foot-5, 200-pound player who has yet to make a commitment.

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