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Nebraska Football: Former Akron QB Zach Gibson set to visit on Friday

Nebraska football will have a quarterback visit the campus this weekend. Former Akron quarterback Zach Gibson is scheduled to visit Lincoln on Friday.

Gibson was a 2019 recruit that ended up committing to Akron. He was formally a three-start recruit. The Georgia native went 109-of- 157 on the season, throwing for 1,262 yards and 10 touchdowns. Perhaps the most impressive thing here is that he did not throw any interceptions.

What’s interesting here is that he did not run the football a ton last year. He carried the ball 43 times for 57 yards. This is certainly a change-up from what we are normally used to in a Nebraska football offense. Gibson stayed in the pocket more often than not.

It’s also noteworthy that he has three years of eligibility remaining. If he were to commit to Nebraska, the program would have an opportunity to build around him. Continuity would be important for the program moving forward.

What could he bring to Nebraska?

Gibson has a knack for being able to get the football down the field. In addition to that, he also has a quick release once he makes his read. He is not afraid to pass the ball to his initial target and get the football out of his hands. Quick recognition is something that could help Nebraska football progress as an offense.

I’ll be interested to see what comes of this visit. Nebraska football has made it very clear that they want to get a quarterback of the transfer portal. Bringing in a quarterback that already has collegiate football experience could benefit Nebraska. This is not a year that Nebraska can afford to develop players and hope for the best. They need to get proven talent out of the transfer portal.

This is a program that needs to succeed in the 2022 season. Gibson could provide an immediate impact and put Nebraska into winning situations. This is what the program needs right now. His style of play may be a little bit different than what Nebraska football usually brings to the table, but changing things up in this case is not a bad thing.

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