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All-Star Game Provided Big Spotlight for Potential Husker

If you watched the Under Armour All-American Game, you were treated to a contest with some of the best high school talent available in the 2018 class. The game did feature a player who will officially be a future Husker, but it may have shone the spotlight brightest on a player who’s yet to make that decision.

For those who wanted to get a taste of Adrian Martinez, he was the third quarterback in for Team Spotlight and had a hum-drum beginning with only a few snaps. A recovered fumble on a punt return later in the game would give Martinez another opportunity to lead his team following what would’ve been a three and out.

He managed to eventually convert a fourth down before showing off his ample athleticism.

He would then connect with running back Ricky Slade on a screen for Team Spotlight’s first points of the evening.

Overall, not a bad outing for a guy who’s spent most of his time rehabbing lately.

However, the star of the evening was running back Maurice Washington. If he didn’t have the eye of everyone and their brother, he should now. Washington became the first player in Under Armour All-American Game history to both run for a touchdown and catch one, scoring the game’s first two. He would also have a dynamic kickoff return.

No. 21 truly was a treat to watch, but why should Nebraska fans care? Because not only would he be ideal for Scott Frost’s offense, he’s interested in what the Big Red has to offer.

As of this writing, only one person in the 247Sports network has issued a crystal ball prediction regarding the Texas native’s college destination: Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. That may not mean much to you initially, but you should know that Wiltfong has accurately projected the landing spots of 311 out of 344 recruits in this class. He’s the service’s top swami with a 90.4 percent success rate.

His pick for Washington? Nebraska.

Expect the three-star running back to visit Lincoln this month and if he does, it appears that it’s likely he leaves committed to the Big Red’s future endeavors.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Brady Garner

    January 4, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    I’m hearing he won’t qualify….That’s a shame…he looks like he could be special.

    • Brandon Cavanaugh

      January 4, 2018 at 9:02 PM

      Even if he doesn’t, he could simply go to IWCC and pop back down when eligible.

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