UW offers Nebraska QB who momentarily had the state championship

Since Kalen DeBoer took over the University of Washington football program, his scouts have scoured the Midwest for quarterbacks, offering scholarship offers to prospects in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. ,

Add Nebraska to that list.

On Wednesday night, 6-foot-3, 190-pound flagger Zane Flores of tiny Gretna, Nebraska, a town of 4,400 southwest of Omaha, revealed on social media that he had received a Husky offer .

Last season, Flores led the Gretna High Dragons to their first Class A state championship, only to have it vacated when his school was found to have used an ineligible player.

It wasn’t Flores.

He’s the real deal for the Class of 2023.

Flores was fully endorsed as a Nebraska first-team All-State quarterback, someone with career stats of 6,046 passing yards and 51 touchdowns and a senior season yet to play.

Flores’ college football recruiting is just starting to take off, and he now has offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Kansas, Memphis, Pittsburgh and the Huskies.

Even North Dakota State, which sent quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Trey Lance to the NFL, offered Flores a scholarship.

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Scouts love the advanced mechanics and cool quarterback behavior. Even though his recent football season ended in controversy, he led Gretna High to a 12-1 record and threw for 2,885 yards and 26 scores for a team that averaged 34 points per game. He also ran for 10 scores.

Nebraska hasn’t necessarily been a hotbed for Power 5 quarterbacks, with public schools only supplying Heinrich Haarberg to Nebraska for the past decade.

Flores, who has already held Gretna for three years, seems to be the exception and open-minded about his recruitment.

“At the end of the day, it will just be who wants me the most and where I see the best for me,” he told BVM Sports.

Flores has another new connection to the Northwest. He recently threw balls to Noah Fant, an Omaha native and former University of Iowa tight end who recently joined the Seattle Seahawks, coming from the Denver Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade.

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