Nebraska football landed two massive commitments on Friday and here are three thoughts on Dae’vonn Hall and Isaiah McMorris.
— Dae’vonn Hall (@DaevonnHall) June 23, 2023
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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