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5-star tackle to visit Nebraska football, plus more Huskers news



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Nebraska football is set to host a five-star offensive tackle, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

The Nebraska football program is still looking to add to its roster for the 2024 season, namely with the potential addition of JUCO defensive lineman Dylan Christley. 

Christley is a 6-foot-1, 275-pound JUCO who had 11.5 sacks last season. He also runs the 40 in 4.48 and bench presses 225 40 times. He told Husker Big Red on Sunday that his decision was down to Nebraska football and Maryland. If he winds up taking a visit, the Huskers should win out. At least that’s my opinion.

However, beyond Christley, the Huskers are shifting their focus to the 2025 and 2026 recruiting classes. Nebraska football will host 13 recruits on Friday and 14 on Saturday. Some will visit for both days. The top-ranked recruits in the state of Nebraska for the 2025 class, according to the On3 Industry rankings — Christian Jones (LB) and Chase Loftin (TE) — will each be visiting.

Nebraska football is also hosting its 2025 commitments like Tyson Terry, Caden VerMaas, and Conor Both. Yet, the Cornhuskers are also slated to host five-star offensive tackle Jackson Cantwell. 

Cantwell is ranked No. 3 overall in the 2026 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, and out of Missouri. Matt Rhule and Donovan Raiola have come together to land some big-time prospects and maybe Cantwell is next.

With this coaching staff, you can never say never.

Former Nebraska football QBs find new homes

Last week, Casey Thompson announced that he would play his seventh season for the Oklahoma Sooners, which is fitting since his dad was a former OU football player. He can be a veteran presence and can start for Oklahoma if Jackson Arnold, the five-star QB from the 2024 class isn’t quite ready or suffers an injury.

Chubba Purdy also announced that he will transfer to San Jose State. Good for him and good luck to both of the former Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Nebraska Cornhuskers women’s baskeball falls to Minnesota

It wasn’t a great week for the Nebraska basketball teams. The men’s team lost on Friday night to Iowa and the women’s basketball team followed suit on Sunday against Minnesota.

Minnesota entered the game 13-3, so it’s not like it’s a bad loss. The Huskers fell behind 19-10 after the first quarter and trailed 32-19 at the half before rallying in the second half. Alexis Markowski led the way with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jaz Shelley tacked on 12 points, eight assists, and five rebounds. Nebraska is 12-6 and like the men’s team, is currently projected to make the NCAA tournament by ESPN Bracketology.

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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