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5 most important official visitors for Nebraska Football this weekend



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Another official visit weekend is upcoming for Nebraska football and here are the five most important recruits that will visit the Huskers.

Every weekend with official visits is important. But for Nebraska football, the June 23rd visit weekend has always loomed very large in the 2024 recruiting class.

There are 15 recruits that will take official visits. Seven of them are already committed and the other seven are among the top priorities left on the board.

Daniel Kaelin will also take his official visit this weekend. The three-star quarterback that should be ranked as a four-star after his Elite 11 performance, is doing all he can for the Huskers. He even took in the College World Series with Carter Nelson last night. 

Things have already changed a little as Caleb Benning, an in-state recruit with projections to Nebraska football was supposed to visit this weekend but now won’t. 

Quinn Clark, a three-star wideout from Montana has also been added. He was offered after a strong camp performance and with all the movement among wide receivers, he’s a name to watch. Clark is 6-foot-5 and runs a 4.5.

With all that in mind, it’s a massive weekend for Nebraska football, maybe as important as any recruiting weekend since Matt Rhule has become the head coach, and here are the top five official visitors heading to Lincoln this weekend.

(Rankings via 247 Sports composite rankings)

5. 3-star RB Kewan Lacy (551 overall)

Nebraska football doesn’t have many options at running back. They are somewhat in the mix for Nathaniel Frazier, but Alabama, Georgia, and USC feel like the favorites there.

Lacy might be an Ole Miss lean (two crystal balls and an expert projection from On3) but he hasn’t taken an official visit to the Rebels yet. The running back from Lancaster, Texas did visit Baylor last weekend.

This will be his second official visit total and the Huskers desperately need to turn the tide in this recruitment or start sending out some new offers.

I’m looking for the Huskers to make some headway here because a quality running back is needed and Lacy feels like the best option right now.

4. 3-star WR Isaiah McMorris (505 overall)

McMorris has been trending with projections to Nebraska football all week. He tweeted about an announcement coming earlier this week but hasn’t said anything since then.

The 6-foot, 168-pounder is a dynamic athlete and just ran a 10.65 in the 100-meter dash. He caught 90 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns last season playing wideout for Daniel Kaelin and just like the Nebraska football QB commit, I feel like McMorris is underrated by the recruiting services.

A recent unofficial visit to spend more time with Garrett McGuire seemed to build some momentum for the Huskers and I feel like there’s a strong chance McMorris is N before the weekend is over.

3. 4-star WR Dae’vonn Hall (374 overall)

The real head-turning news this week for Nebraska football recruiting was when Dae’vonn Hall started trending with expert projections to the Huskers, who now have a 97-percent chance to land his commitment via the On3 prediction machine.

Hall posted a 10.62 in the 100 meters this spring during track and ran a 10.89 at the state meet in which McMorris ran a 10.65. Another teammate of Kaelin’s, Hall is 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, and has over 900 yards receiving last season.

Tennessee got in the mix with an offer after Nebraska started trending as the favorite. Kansas State also hosted Hall for an official visit recently, but the Huskers have taken control of this recruitment. At least if we believe all the experts.

I don’t know what changed but Hall is a top-five recruit in the state of Nebraska in 2024, and with his ties to Kaelin, it would be a huge get.

Hall tweeted the same as McMorris about an announcement coming, so I wouldn’t rule out commitments by both this weekend or soon after.

2. 4-star OT Grant Brix (84 overall)

Nebraska football is hosting the top-ranked recruit in the state of Iowa this week and that’s Grant Brix, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle.

Brix is ranked in the top 100 and frankly, he’s the kind of elite offensive lineman Nebraska hasn’t been able to land yet under Donovan Raiola. Brix just visited Alabama this week, which came on the heels of a visit to Kansas State last weekend.

Oklahoma also hosted Brix, so there are some big names in the mix. There is only one crystal ball projection from a Kansas State insider but the Wildcats definitely feel like the team to beat.

However, I’m not counting out the Huskers just yet — they need to knock it out of the park this weekend though.

1. 4-star TE Carter Nelson (97 overall)

Nelson is the headliner this weekend. He’s the No. 1 recruit in the state of Nebraska and following visits to Georgia/Notre Dame, this is the Huskers’ chance to make an impression.

Nebraska football is obviously up against a juggernaut in Georgia, as well as one of the top programs in college football in Notre Dame. It won’t be easy to win this recruitment.

But, there’s got to be a reason more crystal ball projections haven’t followed for Georgia. I understand why Nelson was impressed on his visit. Who wouldn’t be? It’s easy to see the winning and what the Bulldogs could do for his chances of going to the NFL.

Matt Rhule has to convince Nelson he can offer similar things. The in-state factor probably helps a little, although it could hurt too if Nelson has his mind set to leave the state for college.

There are plenty of factors here just like in any recruitment. Three-star tight end Michael Burt committed to Iowa after just visiting Nebraska and getting some projections for the Huskers. Maybe that has something to do with Nelson.

After seeing Nelson with Kaelin at the College World Series game, I feel a twinge more optimism and I’ve always said as long as Nebraska gets him on campus for the visit, it will have a chance.

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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