Scott Frost was just announced as the new Nebraska head coach on Saturday evening. And it appears one of his first items of action as the Cornhuskers head man was to make a move on Tennessee’s quarterback commit.
According to a report from Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, Frost already has reached out to 4-star QB Adrian Martinez to offer a scholarship to play at Nebraska.
He also had a special message for the Vols commit:
“[Frost] said with my help they will make Nebraska the No. 1 offense in the country just like at UCF,” Martinez told Wiltfong on Saturday night.
Not exactly the type of news Vols fans needed to hear after what has been a crazy week, which includes numerous twists in a coaching search that remains unresolved. The good news? Former Vols coach Phillip Fulmer, who was named as the new Tennessee athletic director on Friday, pledged to make recruiting calls on behalf of the university until a new coach is put in place.
Tennessee, which went 4-8 for the first time in program history, has been without a permanent head coach since firing Butch Jones in November after a loss to Missouri.
Martinez, who is from Fresno, Calif., committed to the Vols in May. He’s the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Frost is not the only coach looking to poach the talented quarterback from a coach-less Tennessee program, Martinez is also scheduled to make an official visit at Missouri next weekend and has offers from numerous Power 5 programs. He visited Ohio State last month.