Nebraska Has Named Its Week 1 Starting Quarterback
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches late game action against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska head coach Scott Frost has named his starting quarterback for the 2018 season opener taking place on Saturday night. It’s a popular pick.Adrian Martinez, a four-star true freshman, has been named QB1 for the Huskers’ season opener Week 1. Nebraska is set to host Akron in Lincoln, Neb.The choice of Martinez is not that surprising, but the true freshman quarterback was in a heavy competition with Tristan Gebbia, another former four-star recruit.Martinez was arguably the biggest recruit of Frost’s initial 2018 recruiting class at Nebraska. The Huskers received his commitment late in the cycle following his hiring.The 6-foot-2, 220-pound quarterback has now been listed Nebraska’s starting quarterback for the season opener on Sept. 1.And there it is! @HuskerFBNation just announced Adrian Martinez as the #1 QB for Akron…plenty of chatter about that and the first game week on @HuskerSports Sports Nightly tomorrow at 6! #Huskers pic.twitter.com/ZxccztMgmJ— Nate Rohr (@RohrOfTheCrowd) August 26, 2018Martinez was one of the top quarterback recruits in the country in the 2018 class. He has now become the first-ever true freshman to start behind center for a Nebraska season-opening game.Bruce Feldman is impressed.“True freshman Adrian Martinez is listed as Nebraska’s starting QB.. impressive kid. A very fast, mature 220-pounder from California who is a good fit for Scott Frost’s system,” he tweeted.True freshman Adrian Martinez is listed as #Nebraska’s starting QB.. impressive kid. A very fast, mature 220-pounder from California who is a good fit for Scott Frost’s system.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 26, 2018Nebraska and Akron are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Sept. 1. The game will be televised on FOX.