Quarterback Tristan Gebbia (pronounced JEB-ee-uh) is regarded as one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects in the 2017 class. Gebbia joined the Huskers in January and is one of five scholarship recruits who will compete in spring ball.
Gebbia finished his career at Calabasas High School as the second-leading passer in California prep history, throwing for 13,109 yards and 141 touchdowns in his career. As a senior, Gebbia threw for 5,338 yards and 61 touchdowns, while completing better than 70 percent of his passes. He also rushed 77 times for 293 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Gebbia’s play led Coach Casey Clausen’s team to a 14-1 record. Calabasas captured the Southern Section Division 5 championship, before losing in the Division 2-AA Regional Final to San Diego Madison by a score of 60-53 in overtime. Despite the loss, Gebbia shined in the regional final, throwing for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. Gebbia’s outstanding play at quarterback helped Calabasas average nearly 450 yards of total offense per game.
Gebbia quarterbacked the Coyotes to a 14-2 record in his junior season, leading the team to a Southern Section Western Division title. Gebbia threw for more than 4,440 yards and 45 touchdowns during his junior campaign, while also rushing for 146 yards and five touchdowns.
The 6-3, 180-pounder first started as a sophomore, when he threw for 3,336 yards and 35 touchdowns, as Calabasas posted a 6-6 record.
Gebbia is ranked among the nation’s top quarterback prospects, including a No. 10 ranking among pro-style quarterback in the 247 Composite rankings. He is the No. 6 pro-style quarterback according to Rivals.com and No. 12 by ESPN. He is listed as the nation’s No. 115 overall prospect by Rivals.com and among the top 25 players in California by multiple recruiting services. He was an honorable-mention Parade All-American, and was named as a first-team Medium School all-state pick by Cal-HI Sports.
Gebbia chose Nebraska over Ole Miss, Washington, Washington State and West Virginia, and he was a high school teammate of fellow 2017 newcomer Keyshawn Johnson Jr. at Calabasas High. Gebbia also played basketball in high school.
Gebbia was born on June 1, 1998, and is the son of Richard and Kimberly Gebbia.