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3 thoughts on Landen Davidson’s commitment to Nebraska football



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Nebraska football got another commitment on Tuesday, its fifth since the weekend, and here are three thoughts on Landen Davidson.

The run of commitments continued for Nebraska football on Tuesday as offensive lineman Landen Davidson pledged to the Huskers after taking an official visit last weekend.

Davidson was another player identified at a camp by the Nebraska football program. He’s not ranked (yet) according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, but he’s a three-star recruit via the On3 Industry rankings and regardless, there’s a lot to like about his game.

Davidson is 6-foot-4, 312 pounds. He has played offensive tackle and guard in high school. He’s out of Colorado and the Buffaloes were among the teams on his offer list.

It’s the fourth offensive line commitment total in the 2024 class and it doesn’t seem like the Huskers are close to being finished at that position. Here are three thoughts.

A guard that can play tackle

Davidson is going to play guard for the Huskers. He’s played quite a bit at tackle in high school but you often see offensive tackles moved to guard.

Sometimes, it can lead to some good players on the interior. Davidson is an aggressive run blocker and that will probably suit him better inside. Yet, his pass-blocking skills will also serve him well.

Beyond that, he’s tough. He’s already over 300 pounds, so it’s not like the staff is going to have to add weight. He also had an offer sheet that included Power-5 offers from the Pac-12, Big Ten, and Big-12. Colorado and Iowa State are two that caught my eye.

Iowa State has a pretty good eye for talent. It was also notable to beat out Colorado for Davidson. It’s hard to believe he’s not ranked, which leads to my next point.

Davidson should be ranked and he will be soon enough

It’s clear that Nebraska football is a little ahead of the recruiting services in terms of some of these evaluations. It’s not unusual for 247 Sports to update a recruits ranking after an offer or commitment.

Sometimes, these evaluators don’t get a chance to see these recruits and to its credit, Nebraska football has been very proactive with evaluations and offers. It’s not something a lot of other big-name programs do and it’s paid off.

So don’t worry about the ranking. Davidson should easily be ranked in the top 1,000 overall. I’m confident he will be soon and once he puts more tape out this fall, that ranking will go up.

It doesn’t really matter that much. It just makes us feel better and let’s be honest, there are some bragging rights in recruiting — we all want the highest-ranked class possible.

A lot of potential inside

One reason he could be underrated is his height. College football teams aren’t going to go crazy for a 6-foot-4 offensive tackle. That’s just the reality. Moving him to guard is really smart though. You don’t need the height or long arms as much, plus he’s a really good athlete, running the 40-meter dash in sub-five seconds.

That’s pretty darn good for an offensive lineman as big and strong as Davidson. As I said, he doesn’t need to develop much, his body is just about ready for Big Ten football. Plus, when you add athleticism into it, you can see why Nebraska football made him a priority quickly.

It’s a really smart move and the fourth offensive line commitment of this 2024 class. Gibson Pyle is another guy that could be on the interior or at tackle. He’s out of Texas and is another prospect I’m really high on.

Ashton Murphy is an in-state offensive tackle and Jake Peters is another interior player that committed on Sunday. The Huskers likely still have room for three-star offensive tackle Caleb Pyfrom or Grant Brix, but outside of that, the Huskers could be wrapping up with offensive line recruiting.

Unless by some miracle top offensive tackle Brandon Baker decides to take an official visit. Things have been trending in the wrong direction there.

The Huskers don’t have a bunch of highly-ranked recruits committed on the offensive line. However, there is reason to like all of them and as a whole, it should be a nice haul.

The Huskers will need to do some developing, which is true of most of the class, but if Nebraska football is firing on all cylinders, it should be tough for freshmen to play early anyway.

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Nebraska Football flips local TE Eric Ingwerson after long pursuit



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Nebraska football landed a commitment from 2024 tight end Eric Ingwerson on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports.

Ingwerson is the 128th overall athlete in the 2024 class, and the ninth overall player in the class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports composite rankings. He has a numerical rating of 86 overall.

This is a solid commitment for several reasons. For one, Nebraska football has been interested in him for quite a while. He received an offer from the program on April 11, and had him and for an official visit on June 16.

Ingwerson joins a tight end room that is already in good hands for 2024. Carter Nelson headlines the room, with Ian Flynt also part of the room as well.

It is also worth noting that Ingwerson played on the defensive side of football as a defensive lineman for Papillion-LaVista. He could definitely play the position for Nebraska, as he measures in at six-foot-seven, 235 pounds. There is the chance that he could play a different position other than tight end. However, his size makes him an intriguing option at the position itself.

There can also be the possibility that Nebraska football could be looking at him as an offensive lineman. The size is there. This staff knows how to develop offensive lineman. Ingwerson could fit well in the positional group.

Currently, the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 23rd overall in the country per the 247Sports rankings. This class has a solid high school group, and Ingwerson certainly adds to that. The 2024 class has the potential to be a cornerstone class of Matt Rhule’s tenure.

Ingwerson will be an asset to Nebraska football, no matter what position he plays. Furthermore, this is a great flip by the program. Once again, they have shown the ability to identify a prospect they want, and pursue him until they land him. The staff has done a good job of being able to flip recruits. Ingwerson is certainly a part of that distinction.

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Nebraska Football trending towards landing another in-state TE



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Nebraska football could be in line for one of their top targets. Tight end Eric Ingwerson is expected to make a visit to Lincoln this weekend, according to a report from 247Sports Steve Wilfong.

Ingwerson is a guy that Nebraska has been after for quite a while. The tight end has been committed to Pittsburgh since March, but Nebraska offered him in April. Since then, they have been pushing to land him. Tight ends coach Josh Martin is currently the coach involved in his recruitment.

Predictions have been made for Ingwerson to end up a member of the Nebraska football program. Notre Dame insider Tom Loy logged in a crystal ball for the tight end with a medium confidence score of six on Wednesday morning. Wilfong did the same thing, with the same confidence score as well.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

Ingwerson has a tremendous catch radius, and uses it to haul in passes with ease. He has the ability to get into open space, and run after the catch. His ability to catch high throws in particular makes him a threat in the red zone. He is a quarterback’s best friend, and a player that would be a drive starter. He’s the type of player you can deliver safe, easy throws to in order to get the offense going.

Ingwerson would be an immediate red zone threat for Nebraska, as they look to continue to bring in talent to the tight end room. We have seen the emergence of Thomas Fidone this year. This offense has done a good job of involving the position in its scheme, especially in the red zone. Fidone for example already has three receiving touchdowns on the year.

It will be interesting to see what happens this weekend. From the sounds of it, it could be possible that we see a commitment. This would be a nice get for a 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class that already has a ton of talent. Here’s to hoping the coaching staff can seal the deal.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: QB updates for Michigan, plus a Christian Jones update



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Our Nebraska Cornhuskers news roundup features the latest on Nebraska football quarterbacks, plus an update on top target Christian Jones.

Nebraska football was back on the practice field on Tuesday, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ two coordinators — Tony White and Marcus Satterfield met with the media.

The coaches always give out some good nuggets but the most important topic addressed on Tuesday were the quarterbacks — Jeff Sims and Heinrich Haarberg.

Haarberg started the last two games for Nebraska football and led the Huskers to a pair of non-conference wins over Louisana Tech and Northern Illinois. The running game was the strength for Haarberg although he tossed three touchdown passes over the two games. He has four on the season as well as three rushing touchdowns.

But Haarberg left the Louisiana Tech game due to injury and didn’t return after the weather delay. Matt Rhule said he could have returned but got tight. On Tuesday, Satterfield said that Haarberg was a full-go at practice for the Nebraksa Cornhuskers ahead of the Michigan game.

Jeff Sims is also “splitting reps” according to the Nebraska OC, but Sims still isn’t “100 percent” which probably isn’t a great sign for his availability on Saturday.

Latest on in-state recruiting target Christian Jones

Over the last two recruiting cycles, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have had an elite recruiting target in the state and in the 2025 class that’s linebacker Christian Jones.

Out of Omaha Westside, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker is ranked 106th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also has some crystal balls in favor of Nebraska football already.

But just like the recruitments of Carter Nelson and Malachi Colman, this is going national. According to Bryan Munson of Husker Online, Jones visited Notre Dame last weekend for the Ohio State game.

Jones was also offered by Penn State. Notre Dame feels like the biggest threat by far though and here’s what Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated wrote about the in-state target’s visit to South Bend:

“He loved the atmosphere and environment of a Notre Dame home game and called it the “best college visit” he’s ever been a part of. Between the visit, the effort from the staff, and the push from his friend and teammate Teddy Rezac, a 2024 Notre Dame commit, I like the Irish as a major contender in this one.”

I agree that Notre Dame is the team to worry about but with the way the Huskers have been playing defense and having success recruiting the state, I’d still say Nebraska is the team to beat.

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