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A bunch more crystal balls for Nebraska Football



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Nebraska football is trending with several 2024 recruits and here are the latest crystal ball projections for the Huskers.

It was a busy weekend for Nebraska football recruiting as the Huskers landed the commitments of three recruits in the 2024 class on Sunday.

Braylen Prude (LB/S), Jake Peters (IOL), and Callen Barta all pledged on Sunday. Each is ranked outside the top 1,000 in the 247 Sports composite rankings, but it’s clear the Huskers don’t care about the rankings.

Rankings and stars do matter. But when it comes to lower-ranked three-star prospects, each program’s evaluation is more important. Matt Rhule knows what he wants in a prospect. He gets guys that have the upside to go to the NFL someday and I think that’s smart.

It’s also betting a lot on development, but Nebraska football doesn’t have many other options at this point, since not many blue-chip prospects seem to be seriously considering the Huskers, at least according to official visits.

However, the Huskers are getting things done on the recruiting trail and according to the latest crystal ball predictions for Nebraska football from 247 Sports, the run of commitments might not be over.

A bunch of positive crystal ball projections

Michael Burt got another crystal ball projection after his official visit. He’s got multiple projections for the Huskers now and so does Evan Taylor, a three-star wideout.

Offensive lineman Landen Davidson also visited Nebraska football this weekend. He was also projected to the Huskers via a crystal ball, as was in-state defensive back Donovan Jones, who was just offered over the weekend.

Each of these recruits is currently unranked according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Of course, that was also true of Prude, Peters, and Barta, who are each ranked as low three stars in the composite rankings now.

It’s interesting how that works, but it’s not uncommon. It’s also why you can’t put too much stock in the rankings. Matt Rhule and his staff are looking for certain traits in players — not looking at the rankings and that’s a good thing.

Blue-chippers will come to Nebraska football eventually, but for now, the focus is finding diamonds in the rough.

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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