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LINCOLN — Robby Snelling may be the best high school athlete in Nevada.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound four-star outside linebacker is also a top-50 national baseball prospect who started receiving scholarship offers in the seventh grade.
Nebraska's football and baseball programs will get a visit from Snelling in the fall, said his dad, Jim Snelling.
"We want to get out there for a game-day experience," said Jim Snelling, also the head football coach of Reno (Nevada) McQueen High School.
Another of McQueen's best players, running back Ashton Hayes, will officially visit Nebraska this weekend.
Robby Snelling took an official visit to Oregon last weekend. Texas will get a visit in June, and Arizona may too. The family will take more visits in the fall, including NU.
Snelling, a left-handed pitcher, has a 94-mph fastball and is also one of the state's top hitters with an OPS of 1.360 during his junior season. On the gridiron, Snelling had 35 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss in five games this spring. In 2019, Snelling had 79 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss, plus two interceptions.
Snelling was committed to Stanford for more than two years to play baseball before decommitting in March 2021 as his football profile rose. Arizona offered Snelling a baseball scholarship in the seventh grade.
Nebraska's in the mix now, and Jim Snelling noted the Huskers' competitiveness in three NCAA regional games against Arkansas.
"We were watching that very closely," Snelling said.
The Huskers didn’t get any immediate commits out of the weekend, but the weekend, wrapped around the Friday Night Lights event, successfully sold prospects on Nebraska’s program and vision.