For many young athletes in Nebraska, a shot to play for the Cornhuskers is the primary goal. For former Neligh-Oakdale Warrior Ben Lingenfelter, that goal is now an option.
Lingenfelter, who now resides in Cherokee, Iowa, with his parents Burt and Kim, was recently offered a chance to walk on for the Huskers after a strong senior season on the football field, despite his Washington Braves finishing the season at just 4-5. The 6'5" big man is being recruited as both an offensive and defensive lineman.
The walk-on offer is just the latest in a line of offers for the talented young lineman. He also holds scholarship offers from Tulane, Northern Iowa and South Dakota. The four offers means that Lingenfelter has plenty to consider in regards to his athletic and academic future. One thing that may work in Nebraska's favor is the fact that Lingenfelter is a Husker legacy. Many Lingenfelters have worn the scarlet and cream in various sports, including most recently Ben's older brother, Luke.