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Is Brandon Baker a realistic possibility for Nebraska football? Plus more Cornhuskers recruiting news.

Five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker could still take an official visit this fall to Nebraska football, plus more Cornhuskers news.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better for Nebraska football recruiting, multiple reports came out on Monday about Brandon Baker considering an official visit to Lincoln this fall.

Baker is a five-star offensive tackle out of Mater Dei in California. He’s about as good as it gets in terms of left tackles in the 2024 recruiting class. Last week, he tweeted out a picture that had images of him in Nebraska gear, along with Florida State, Georgia, and Oregon.

Then came this tweet by Greg Biggins who said that Nebraska football was making a strong push and Baker was considering an official visit this fall.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder ranked No. 21 overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, visited Nebraska football twice during the spring. However, when he took official visits elsewhere this June, it seemed like the Huskers had faded from his recruitment.

However, the tweet about Nebraska must have meant legit interest. He also re-tweeted something about Preston Taumua committing on Monday morning to the Huskers.

There are some other signs that Nebraska has a legit shot. Yet, we’ll see if that visit gets scheduled. Adam Gorney of Rivals tweeted that Baker “Could commit soon or might take a visit to Nebraska.”

If a visit to Nebraska is what keeps him from a commitment, that seems pretty interesting. A fast start this fall wouldn’t hurt but don’t count out the Huskers just yet for Baker. I said he needed to take a visit for us to take it seriously and now that might happen, which would be great news for Matt Rhule.

A top EDGE target set for an unofficial visit

Devoux Tuataga will visit Nebraska football on June 28th, but it will be for an unofficial visit, not an official visit as reported by

This comes from Blair Angulo of 247 Sports who reports that Tuataga will be taking unofficial visits to Nebraska and Oregon on July 28th and July 29th.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass rusher out of Utah had 32 tackles last season, as well as 15 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, and 11 pressures. He’s ranked 36th among EDGE prospects in the 2024 class while ranking 507th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Tuataga said he wanted to make a decision around November. So the Huskers have time. It will be key to get him back for an official visit sometime this fall. Oregon hosted him for an official visit this summer and appears to be the leader, which is also why the July 29th trip to Eugene is worrisome.

Northwestern loses 4-star linebacker to transfer portal

The Wildcats haven’t lost many players to the portal since the departure of Pat Fitzgerald who was fired last week, but on Monday, four-star linebacker Nigel Glover, the top signee of the 2023 class, entered the portal.

That’s pretty significant. He was the seventh-ranked player in the state of Ohio for the 2023 class. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder ranked 335th overall.

Glover is listed as a safety but is expected to play linebacker in college. He could also be a hybrid of sorts and that’s why I think Nebraska football should express some interest. He’s good in coverage and Nebraska could use another talented linebacker.

Matt Rhule has talked about transfers that will have a long-term impact and since Glover is a 2023 recruit, he would be coming to Nebraska as a freshman, so why not try to add another blue-chip right before camp?

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