VIDEO: Joe Burrow Details Memory of When Nebraska Told Him He Wasn't Good Enough to Recruit

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LSU star quarterback Joe Burrow is on top of the world right now. He's lead the Tigers to the No. 1 seed in the 2020 College Football Playoff, and he is also the heavy betting favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy at -50000 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With Burrow's resumé and confidence at an all-time high, the transfer senior QB is finding no issue with calling out all those who doubted him along the way, starting with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. 

While speaking with Tom Rinaldi on ESPN, the Tigers' QB talked about how he wanted to play for Nebraska when exploring options as a recruit (at the 1:55 mark in the above video).

Unfortunately for Burrow, but more so for the Cornhuskers, Nebraska informed Burrow that the program was not interested in him as a recruit because he wasn't good enough.

Burrow went on to say that he remembers the name of every recruiter that told him no along the way as well, which was a lot, since Ohio State was his only big-time offer he received in 2015.

However, even through three years with the Buckeyes, Burrow was never good enough to earn the starting job in Columbus. And that's what prompted his transfer to LSU after graduating from Ohio State with two years of eligibility remaining ahead of the 2018 season.

Earning the status of run-away favorite to win the Heisman this Saturday showcases the hard work he has put in over the years, according to Burrow. Playing with a chip on his shoulder, the names of everyone that doubted him have surely fueled part of this terrific season for both Burrow and the Tigers. 

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