As the Nebraska football team gears up for it's final recruiting run before the regular season begins, Scott Frost and company have been issuing some interesting offers. That includes an official offer to Minnesota wide receiver Matthias Algarin. The player isn't one that has been talked about in the college football world much these days, but the Cornhuskers have had some success in the last few years when it comes to finding a diamond in the rough

Nebraska football as the trailblazer

Hailing out of Healy Secondary school in tiny Pierz, Minnesota, it doesn't take a whole lot of investigating to figure out why Algarin hasn't gotten a ton of buzz yet.

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The 5-11 wide receiver lives in a town with a smaller population (1,350) than the graduating class of the University of Nebraska some years. The population is small enough that the town likely wouldn't have a high school if it was in this state.

Still, the receiver showed up to Lincoln and showed off what he can do to Husker coaches and they decided he was worth the scholarship. It appears that the main reason that he got the offer is that he showed quite a bit of speed and some very good footwork.

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The coaching staff has made comments over and over again that they don't necessarily look at the number of stars a prospect has. They are looking at the talent and "want to" of a player first and foremost. “It’s a huge deal,” Algarin told Husker247 after the camp. “I ran a high 4.4 at the camp and they were watching me closely since then. I had a virtually perfect camp. It’s a dream come true.”

It has to help that Algarin has shown the Nebraska football staff that he is one heck of an athlete. That's thanks to his success off the football field.

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Different kind of dual-threat

When you are talking about a dual-threat prospect, you're usually either talking about a quarterback that is good at both running and throwing or a running back who is a talented runner and pass catcher. For Matthias Algarin, dual-threat means that not only is a good football player but he's also excelled on the track.

Algarin was the state champ in Minnesota for a number of different events.

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He got the gold in the triple jump and was the state's runner up in the long jump. He also finished All-State in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. The four-time medal winner showed with those performances and his 4.4 40-yard dash, in Lincoln, that he's got one heck of a short burst as well as the ability to take that speed all the way down the field.

With South Dakota State the only other offer on the table, it would appear the Nebraska football team is in very good standing with Matthias Algarin.

Now it's all about closing the deal and getting him to Lincoln for good.

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