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3 thoughts on Nebraska Football landing Isaiah McMorris and Dae’vonn Hall



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Isaiah McMorris, Dae'vonn Hall and Daniel Kaelin pose for a picture at Lincoln Memorial Stadium/Twitter

Nebraska football landed two massive commitments on Friday and here are three thoughts on Dae’vonn Hall and Isaiah McMorris.

It was expected that Dae’vonn Hall and Isaiah McMorris would commit to Nebraska football on Friday, but it was still tremendous to see the tweet with the dual announcement.

Nebraska football didn’t look like it was going to land any of the three Bellevue West stars at one point. However, after Dylan Raiola committed to Georgia, the Huskers put on the full-court press to land Kaelin.

Soon after, both of his top wide receivers are committed. McMorris had a USC crystal ball at one point and Hall was recently offered by Tennessee. Both of these guys are prolific and run the 100-meter in 10.65 seconds or less.

Both are top-five players in the state of Nebraska for the 2024 class and here are three thoughts on what these commitments mean for the Huskers going forward.

Two dynamic wide receiver additions for Nebraska football

Isaiah McMorris is ranked 506th overall in the 2024 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings and frankly, I think that’s way too low.

McMorris runs a 10.62 in the 100 and had 90 receptions last season for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns. This kid is the real deal and my bet is that he’ll play early for Nebraska football, even in a stacked wide receiver room.

As far as Hall, he’s a blue-chipper, ranked as a four-star recruit according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s 6-foot-1, just ran a 10.65 this past spring, and had over 900 yards receiving playing with Kaelin last year.

It’s not like the Huskers wanted these guys because of Kaelin. They are both top targets at the position and outside of Gatlin Bair, who isn’t playing until 2026, they were the top guys to get.

The fact that Matt Rhule, Garret McGuire, and the Huskers were able to get it done is really impressive, and maybe, certain Nebraska football fans will stop complaining now about Rhule’s recruiting.

Love the incoming QB-WR connection

There’s a lot to like about the wide receiver room going forward. Malachi Coleman is going to be a superstar in my book, plus I like all the other 2023 signees at the position too.

Hall and McMorris are a great tandem though and I have dreams of a trio of Hall, McMorris, and Coleman catching passes from Kaelin, as well as Carter Nelson and Thomas Fidone if he’s still around.

You don’t usually see a quarterback going to a school with his top two wide receivers but I really like it for Kaelin. He’s not going to have to build a rapport and both guys are exactly what Nebraska wants — big, fast, and productive.

I know 6-foot tall isn’t huge but it’s a good size for a wideout, especially with the speed and the hands. They are both playmakers and the fact that all three guys know each other so well on the field should only help their transition to the next level.

It’s all building to Carter Nelson

Before Nebraska football’s big visit weekend is underway, two of the state’s top recruits have committed and that’s three in two days with Donovan Jones announcing his pledge on Thursday.

Peer recruiting doesn’t always work, but Kaelin seems pretty effective at it. You can’t tell me he didn’t play a role in the Huskers turning things around with Hall and McMorris. He’s also doing his part with Carter Nelson.

Kaelin took an unofficial visit the same weekend as Nelson to be able to throw to him. The two also took in a College World Series game on Wednesday night together.

That doesn’t necessarily mean anything. But all of this momentum (eight commitments in the past week) certainly can’t hurt. The Huskers have five of the top 10 in-state recruits committed right now for the 2024 class. Nelson is No. 1 and the biggest fish out there. 

We’ll see if Nebraska football can close this weekend, but in terms of momentum, there is an abundance as they head into a crucial visit weekend with the top in-state target left on the board.

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Nebraska Football lands athletic playmaker in JD Crisp



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Nebraska football continues to recruit for the 2024 class. They picked up a commitment from 2024 wide receiver JD Crisp on Wednesday afternoon. Crisp played both sides of the football in high school, playing both defensive back and wide receiver for Second Baptist High School.

He is not ranked in the 247Sports regular or Composite Rankings. However, he does have a solid offer sheet.  Crisp had seven offers in total, including one from Minnesota. He was officially offered by the program on September 16 and quickly made his decision.

It’s also worth noting that his recruitment was active throughout the summer. He attended Texas A&M Aggies camp on June 14. At the very least, he garnered interest from a prominent Texas school. That is notable in of itself.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

It’s interesting that he is a two-way player. He played both the receiver and safety positions in high school. As far as Nebraska is concerned, I could certainly see him playing at receiver. He has as a tremendous amount of athleticism, and played mostly on the outside and high school. Crisp was very good at catching in space, and making contested catches and tight windows.

Playing receiver would make sense for him, given Nebraska’s lack of depth at the position moving forward. He has the agility and ability to become a solid piece if developed properly.

Nevertheless, he has overall qualities that could make him a good safety as well. This coaching staff loves the opportunity to work with athletes and molding them as they see fit. His ability to fire off the football and read a play certainly stands out.

The commitment of Crisp adds to a 2024 recruiting class that ranks 24th overall nationally. The class itself is stacked with talent. It currently has 25 commitments in total.

It will be interesting to see what Crisp can do for Nebraska football. He is definitely more of a project player. Nevertheless, his athleticism and speed is intriguing. One of this coaching staff’s strengths is identifying how players fit into the program. They will have to do that with Crisp.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Jeff Sims still not 100 percent, a flip attempt, and more



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Nebraska football QB Jeff Sims still isn’t 100 percent, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

One thing we know for sure about the Nebraska football quarterback situation is that we won’t know anything until kickoff on Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

Matt Rhule said that he won’t be making any announcements prior to the game, similar to last week, about the starting quarterback. Marcus Satterfield told reporters on Tuesday that Sims took “50-55 percent of the snaps” so he’s improving, but according to Rhule, he’s still not 100 percent.

Rhule indicated that Sims is throwing the ball well. The Nebraska Cornhuskers just want to see some more movement skills out of their starting quarterback. One of the starting quarterbacks I should say since Sims and Heinrich Haarberg were listed as co-starters this week on the depth chart.

We’ll see how it plays out. If Sims is healthy, I expect that he will get the start or at least play, but with how thin Nebraska football is at running back, both quarterbacks will probably be needed, especially with their prowess for pounding the rock.

Nebraska Cornhuskers aiming to flip Michigan State 4-star

Andrew Dennis is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman rated as a four-star prospect by the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s out of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and has been committed to Michigan State since April but Nebraska football is one of many programs to throw out a recent offer.

We don’t know if Dennis has any plans to visit Nebraska football. He’s been offered by Auburn, Stanford, Penn State, and Purdue just since Monday. I wouldn’t get too serious worrying about Dennis until he takes a visit to Nebraska, but if that happens, watch out.

It’s at least a name to keep on the radar and a decommitment definitely seems possible with the situation going on at Michigan State with Mel Tucker getting fired.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten basketball schedule released

We knew which teams Nebraska basketball would play in the 2023-24 Big Ten season but got the official schedule on Tuesday. The Huskers released it on their official Twitter account.

Nebraska basketball will open Big Ten on December 6th against Minnesota on the road. Fred Hoiberg’s first conference home game will be against Michigan State on December 10th.

The schedule is fairly balanced in terms of the home and road games. The Huskers have consecutive home games twice on the conference schedule. Nebraska has also back-to-back road games twice.

My first impressions though, are that Nebraska basketball is capable of a winning season in Big Ten play, which would definitely keep Fred Hoiberg in place and likely, would give the Huskers a realistic shot at making their first NCAA tournament since the 2014 season.

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Nebraska football is trending for a priority target, plus more Cornhuskers news



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Nebraska football seems to be closing in on the commitment of three-star athlete Caleb Benning, plus another win for volleyball.

For the first time this season, Nebraska football fans are enjoying a victory Monday following the Huskers’ 35-11 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

It was an important win for plenty of reasons. But Matt Rhule’s team needed some momentum. The Huskers got it with that win and now, they are picking up momentum with top recruiting target Caleb Benning.

Benning has been one of the top high school players in the state this fall. He was injured last year, which slowed down his recruitment, but the Huskers have been putting on the full-court press and hosted him for a visit during the game on Saturday.

After that, Benning told reporters how much he wanted to play in the Nebraska football defense. He also said that a decision could be “pretty soon” which sounds like great news for the Huskers.

Over the weekend, Nebraska football also picked up a new expert projection to land Benning from Bryan Munson of Husker Online. This was after another recent crystal ball from 247 Sports.

The On3 prediction machine now gives the Huskers a 91-percent chance to win the commitment of Benning, while all of the crystal ball projections agree. Even Greg Smith, a former Nebraska insider who covers Midwest recruiting for rivals, also projected Benning to Nebraska.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pounder is one of the top targets left on the board along with the likes of Grant Brix, Brandon Baker, and Jayshawn Ross. His addition to the 2024 class would be huge and regardless of his ranking, Benning is a player the Huskers need on their roster in the future.

Nebraska volleyball notches another top-25 win

The Cornhuskers were back in the Bob Devaney Center on Sunday and scored another win over a top-25 opponent, their second of the week with a 3-1 win over Kentucky by the scores of 25-14, 25-22, 23-25, and 25-21.

Merritt Beason was on fire for Nebraska volleyball as she had a team-high 17 kills, a total that was matched by freshman standout Harper Murray. Beason also added three blocks, as did Murrary, but Beason hit .438 compared to .308 for Murrary.

Nebraska had 62 kills compared to 53 for Kentucky, which was limited to just a .243 hitting percentage. The Huskers only had four service aces but Bergen Reilly had 32 assists in the win, while Lexi Rodriguez pitched in with 18 digs and had a perfect serve-receive percentage.

The Cornhuskers (9-0) open Big Ten play this week against Ohio State on Friday at 8 PM CST.

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