Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013 AT 12:32 AM / Updated at 10:23 AM
Recruiting: Harrison Phillips gets Husker offer
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s evaluation of Millard West product Harrison Phillips is apparently complete.

After receiving scholarship offers from Stanford and UCLA in the past few days, Phillips tweeted Monday night that the Husker coaches want him on their campus, too.

So here comes the Huskers into the Phillips derby.

Two weeks after watching the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder* in camp and hours after UCLA joined Stanford as Pac-12 powers with offers, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini called the Millard West defensive end late Monday night and extended the offer.

“Pelini told me he didn’t know exactly what they want to recruit me as,” Phillips told Husker Online, “but he said, ‘I know I want you to play for us, I want you on my team. I don’t know if that’s as a five technique or maybe as a center but I want you to play for us.’”

Nebraska will be tough to beat now that it has offered — even if the Bruins and Cardinal have a more definitive idea of where Phillips can play (defensive end).

It’s a good call on NU’s part, and a recognition that the best in-state talent deserves a lot of consideration.

Read plenty more on Phillips in World-Herald beat writer Sam McKewon’s lengthy blog post about Phillips.

Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class (up to nine known members) already includes three in-state prospects — Mick Stoltenberg, Luke Gifford and D.J. Foster.

*Changing to 260 pounds based on Phillips’ own reports.

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: He welcomes feedback.