Brandon Baker says he will make a decision soon after his Nebraska football visit, which could be a good sign for the Huskers.
You really have to give Nebraska football credit for the way it refused to give in on the recruitment of five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker.
Baker is one of the elite prospects in the 2024 class. He’s ranked No. 21 overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, as well as the No. 1 offensive tackle.
Greg Biggins of 247 Sports recently watched Baker play. He reported that he’s now 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, and has an 82-inch wingspan. The five-star that took a pair of unofficial visits to Nebraska football in the spring, offered some key updates about his recruitment that are interesting from a Huskers perspective.
Nebraska could be Brandon Baker’s final visit
The Huskers have been trending up in the recruitment of Baker. He scheduled an official visit for Sept. 16, and he told Biggins that will be probably his final visit.
“Right now, I’m leaning towards making my decision in the next couple of months,” Baker said. “It could be as soon as late September or October but I don’t have anything set right now. I have my official visit to Nebraska set for Sept. 16 and that will likely be my final visit. After that trip, I’ll sit down and evaluate all my options, try and get down to a final five and then go from there.”
In addition to the official visit, there have been other reports suggesting that Nebraska is gaining momentum in this recruitment. Steve Wiltfong reported that the Huskers are one of the top three teams along with Ohio State and Texas, according to one of his sources.
If Baker sticks to the timeline of deciding soon after his official visit, you have to give the Huskers a puncher’s chance of winning out, especially with the way they have killed it on official visits so far under Matt Rhule.
There’s a long way to go, but Nebraska has a realistic shot with Baker, which isn’t something I believed a couple of months ago.
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