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2024 quarterbacks that Nebraska Football should offer right away



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Nebraska football has work to do at the quarterback position in the 2024 recruiting class and here are three offers that need to go out.

It’s a huge bummer that Dylan Raiola committed to Georgia this week instead of Nebraska football. But the good news is that the Huskers can finally move on.

It wouldn’t have helped had the Raiola recruitment dragged on longer, especially not Nebraska. The Huskers need a 2024 quarterback, which means they need to act quickly.

Most of the top-rated quarterbacks in the 2024 class are committed or are trending heavily toward one program. However, there are some decent options still out there.

The first, in my opinion, is trying to fix things with Daniel Kaelin. The top-500 quarterback and fifth-ranked player in the state of Nebraska in the 247 sports composite rankings, is committed to Missouri. 110 percent committed according to his Twitter account.

You just never know in recruiting and Nebraska has to at least take its shot. The Huskers might be rebuffed but that would be better than not even attempting to flip a pretty good in-state quarterback.

Beyond that, Nebraska football needs to extend some offers and get into the mix with a few different quarterbacks, and here are three names that make a lot of sense.

Kamari McClellan

There aren’t many quarterbacks ranked in the top 50 at the position in 2024 that are still uncommitted but three-star Kamari McClellan is one and he’s already taking an official visit on the June 2nd weekend.

McClellan has ties to Marcus Satterfield and was recruited by the Nebraska offensive coordinator while he was at South Carolina. He’s ranked 45th among quarterbacks and 719th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, but here’s what 247 Sports’ Cooper Petagna wrote about him after the recent Elite 11 camp:

“Other standouts from today included the likes of 3-star QB Kamari McClellan from Clay-Chalkville in Alabama. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 175-pounds, McClellan will need to add some weight at the next level but his arm talent is undeniable. Possessing an elastic arm, McClellan’s combination of velocity and ball placement make him an intriguing prospect to track as he enters his senior season.”

Oregon offered over the summer and West Virginia offered back in January. Things have slowed down for him since then. South Carolina is also still in the mix, but when he visits on June 2nd, Nebraska football needs to make an offer and if they like this kid, it’s time to make him a priority.

Tyler Cherry

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound passer from Indiana is one of the best passers not committed in the 2024 class and Nebraska football should strongly consider getting into the mix.

Cherry is ranked 360th overall and 23rd among quarterbacks in 2024 according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. The four-star quarterback has been trending with crystal ball projections to Duke but also has interest from Indiana, Penn State, and Michigan State.

Penn State is likely going to push even harder if Michael Van Buren commits to Oregon as expected. Frankly, like Kaelin, it could be too late for Cherry, but the Huskers should offer and try to get him on campus.

It’s not like Duke is a college football powerhouse and it feels like this recruitment still has some variables as the Nittany Lions and others gear up for a stronger push.

Maybe Nebraska will finally enter the mix.

Timothy Carpenter

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback from Madison, Ohio is another name that Nebraska football fans should keep an eye on.

Carpenter is a three-star prospect and is ranked similar to McClellan. He’s actually No. 43 at the position, as well as No. 663 overall. He’s also ranked as the 23rd-best recruit in Ohio too for the 2024 class.

However, the recruiting interest has been tepid from Power-5 programs. The only offer came on Tuesday as Indiana offered, maybe due to things slipping away with Cherry.

A number of MAC schools have offered Carpenter. Temple has offered him too and since he’s from the region and has a Big Ten offer already, it makes a lot of sense.

Like McClellan and Cherry, Nebraska football should strongly consider an offer and at least give itself a few different options when it comes to landing a quarterback in 2024, because the Huskers need one.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska