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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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Nebraska Football zeroing in on local 2025 LB



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Nebraska football is beginning to make inroads into the 2025 recruiting class, and they will have visitors on campus next weekend. Hosting some local talent. 2025 outside linebacker Zayvion Campbell will be in Lincoln next weekend.

This is notable for a couple of reasons. For one, Ryan Gottula is the head coach at Lincoln Southeast. His son Gunnar is part of the 2023 Nebraska football recruiting class. The family connection could help Nebraska football land Campbell.

Secondly, Nebraska is continuing to recruit in-state. This is something that we have seen in the 2023 and 2024 recruiting classes it appears that in-state recruiting will be a focal point. This is something the coaching staff has zeroed in on as one of their main goals during their time at Nebraska. They are sticking to that goal.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

Campbell is a very intriguing player. He measures in at around six-foot-three, 200 pounds. He has good pursuit ability, and is able to wrap up and make tackles with ease. Campbell would be able to fit the Nebraska football defense by providing a solid presence inside. Campbell uses a variety of moves in order to get to the quarterback as well.

He would give Nebraska a player that could be used in multiple ways in a 3-3-5 defense. It would be fun to see defensive coordinator Tony White work with him. He has the ability to rush as well as fill gaps on the inside. That type of versatility is what Nebraska football should be looking for defensively with the scheme they have.

At the very least, Campbell is coming to campus to check things out.  It’s important that Nebraska continues to look at multiple candidates at the linebacker position. At the very least,  they need to make an effort to continue the recruiting pipeline in-state. The 2023 and 2024 classes were filled with Nebraska-born players. This is a trend that needs to continue.

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Nebraska Football: QB visit canceled and a Carter Nelson update



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Nebraska football is set for its first official visit weekend of June and Kamari McClellan has canceled, plus the latest on Carter Nelson.

One of the big questions lingering about Nebraska football recruiting this weekend was whether or not three-star quarterback Kamari McClellan would make it for his official visit.

It was still on the schedule for this weekend according to the recruiting sites and in a recent interview, McClellan indicated he was still coming. However, with the recent commitment of Daniel Kaelin, it was only going to happen if Nebraska football suddenly decided to take two quarterbacks in 2024.

Anything is possible but the visit has now been canceled according to Sean Callahan of Husker Online. I think McClellan will wind up at Clemson or another team scrambling for a QB. Nebraska football was in that position and the kid is talented, but Kaelin, who is heading to the Elite 11, is a much better get.

Daniel Kaelin will visit Nebraska football again

Speaking of Kaelin, it wasn’t lip service when he said he wants to be around when any recruit comes to visit. The quarterback will take his official visit the same weekend as Carter Nelson.

But he’s now on the list for an unofficial visit this weekend. There are a couple of wideouts expected to visit. Jacory Barney is one and the Huskers lead for the three-star wideout via the On3 prediction machine. He’s ranked 459th overall out of Miami, Florida.

Williams Nettles is also visiting but he could be a cornerback or receiver. Caleb Pyfrom is a three-star in-state tackle also visiting and Kaelin being on campus could help push him toward a commitment, which seems to be where things are trending according to recent crystal balls.

It’s just clear that Kaelin is serious about doing what he can for this class, no matter how many times he needs to come to campus.

Another Carter Nelson visit

Add Penn State to the list of teams to worry about in the Carter Nelson sweepstakes. He’s going to visit the Nittany Lions on June 16th, which will be his fourth scheduled official visit.

Nelson is going to visit Georgia this weekend, followed by Notre Dame next weekend. The Huskers just got a Futurecast projection from Greg Smith of Rivals to land Carter, the top-ranked recruit in the state in 2024 and things seem to be trending in the right direction.

My thought is that Nelson is likely going to take these visits and make a decision sometime this summer, maybe in July or August. That’s just a guess. I don’t see this recruitment bleeding into the season and Nebraska football has put more effort in than any other program.

That doesn’t mean anything on its own. But Carter just took a visit to Nebraska along with Kaelin and that connection seems to be helping. Nelson hasn’t talked about his recruitment a ton, so it’s hard to get a read, but the tea leaves are pointing in Nebraska’s direction.

We’ll see if that’s still true after the next three weekends.

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Nebraska Football trending in right direction with Florida CB



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Nebraska football is having a newsworthy recruiting month to start up June. The program is already trending with four-star corner Mario Buford. Now, it appears that another corner may be in their sights as well.

Amare Sanders is the name to keep an eye on. He is a four-star corner He is ranked numerically at 87.50 according to the On3 recruiting rankings. He plays at Gulliver Prep high school, and is from Miami, Fla.

Sanders is a three-star recruit and measures in at 6-foot-2, 167 pounds. Right now, Nebraska is in the lead for his recruitment according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine. He is also visiting Nebraska this weekend, in what is turning out to be a big weekend for visitors.

Sanders has tremendous athleticism for a corner. He is able to make the proper reads on passing plays, and that allows him to close on wide receivers quickly and break up potential completions. He does a good job of turning his hips, and reading the play in its entirety. This is certainly important to his game and the way he plays. He also is a decent size for a corner, as he measures in at 6-foot-2 167 pounds.

Nebraska football making Florida a priority

It’s clear that Nebraska football wants to establish a stake in Florida. They are trending with wide receiver Jacory Barney Jr, and already have a commitment from Willis McGahee IV. Both of those players hail from Miami Palmetto. Sanders goes to Gulliver Prep, which is another highly-touted school in the state of Florida.

Currently, the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 31st overall nationally with seven commitments. They have focused on both sides of the football, and are landing talented prospects both in and out of the state of Nebraska.

It will be interesting to see if Sanders ends up coming to Nebraska. The fact that he is visiting this weekend and is trending towards the Huskers is certainly a positive sign. The program done work in Florida before, but it seems like this time around their efforts will stick. Recruiting in Florida is a key component for success. Nebraska football is trying to establish that.

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