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Breaking down trio of new crystal balls for Nebraska Football



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Nebraska football has landed eight commitments in the past week and according to some new crystal balls, the Huskers aren’t done.

It’s been a spectacular run for Matt Rhule and the Nebraska football program on the recruiting trail. The Huskers have landed eight commitments in the past week.

On Friday, Nebraska football got commitments from Isaiah McMorris and Dae’vonn Hall, two top-3 players in the state for the 2024 class, which came on the heels of another top-10 in-state recruit, Donovan Jones, committing on Thursday.

Nebraska is hoping to build even more momentum with in-state recruiting this weekend as the Huskers are hosting top-100 tight end, Carter Nelson. He’s the top-ranked player in the state and seems to be enjoying his visit so far.

The Huskers are ranked 17th in the 247 Sports team rankings for the 2024 class with 17 commitments. However, it feels like they could hit 20 soon as three new crystal ball projections came in on Friday.

Three new crystal balls for Nebraska

After Hall and McMorris committed, there isn’t much room for wide receivers in the 2024 class. There is probably one more spot available, with another spot reserved for Gatlin Bair who likely won’t enroll until 2026 because he’s expected to go on a Mormon mission.

It looks like that other wide receiver spot could go to three-star Quinn Clark from Montana. Clark is the son of Nebraska football player Ken Clark and earned an offer with an impressive camp showing recently.

Clark is 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, and runs 4.5 in the 40. He’s also taking an official visit this weekend, which leads you to believe his offer is a committable one. Or could become that this weekend.

Jacory Barney was another name on the wide receiver board but he’s visiting Miami this weekend and the Hurricanes feel like the new favorite. Clark would be a solid take. He’s got tremendous upside and is a real diamond in the rough. Recruiting analysts don’t get to Montana often, however, he’s got the bloodlines and the athleticism to succeed.

On Friday, Clark was projected with two crystal balls (Michael Bruntz and Mike Shaefer) to the Huskers, so I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m on Quinn Clark commitment watch this weekend.

Two defenders crystal balled to the Huskers too

Unranked 2024 defender Rex Guthrie also took an official visit to Nebraska football this week which started on Thursday. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound safety out of Colorado also got a crystal ball projection to the Huskers on Thursday from Bruntz.

Wyoming and Pennsylvania are the only other teams that have offered right now but this was another camp offer by Matt Rhule that turned into an official visit. The same thing happened with Braylen Prude and Jake Peters and they each committed shortly after their visits.

That tells you if Nebraska football uses an official visit on a recruit, regardless of the ranking, they are serious about their commitment and I think Guthrie will be N before long.

Another guy I’ve had my eye on since the first official visit weekend of June is Joseph Anderson. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound EDGE might not have a huge offer list, but he’s a freak athlete and has huge upside.

Anderson visited Nebraska the first weekend of June. He’s also visited Kansas and will visit Iowa this weekend. Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports just dropped a crystal ball for Nebraska football ahead of the visit.

That’s a great sign for the Huskers who need some EDGE recruits in the 2024 class. Anderson runs the 110 meter hurdles, as well as doing the long jump and triple jump. He triple jumped 47-3.25 and also long jumped 22-6. That’s pretty incredible for a pass rusher.

I can see why Rhule and the Nebraska staff are so high on him. Anderson is unranked via the 247 Sports composite rankings but is an 88 via 247 Sports and the 44th-ranked EDGE in the 2024 class.

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Nebraska Football flips local TE Eric Ingwerson after long pursuit



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Nebraska football landed a commitment from 2024 tight end Eric Ingwerson on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports.

Ingwerson is the 128th overall athlete in the 2024 class, and the ninth overall player in the class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports composite rankings. He has a numerical rating of 86 overall.

This is a solid commitment for several reasons. For one, Nebraska football has been interested in him for quite a while. He received an offer from the program on April 11, and had him and for an official visit on June 16.

Ingwerson joins a tight end room that is already in good hands for 2024. Carter Nelson headlines the room, with Ian Flynt also part of the room as well.

It is also worth noting that Ingwerson played on the defensive side of football as a defensive lineman for Papillion-LaVista. He could definitely play the position for Nebraska, as he measures in at six-foot-seven, 235 pounds. There is the chance that he could play a different position other than tight end. However, his size makes him an intriguing option at the position itself.

There can also be the possibility that Nebraska football could be looking at him as an offensive lineman. The size is there. This staff knows how to develop offensive lineman. Ingwerson could fit well in the positional group.

Currently, the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 23rd overall in the country per the 247Sports rankings. This class has a solid high school group, and Ingwerson certainly adds to that. The 2024 class has the potential to be a cornerstone class of Matt Rhule’s tenure.

Ingwerson will be an asset to Nebraska football, no matter what position he plays. Furthermore, this is a great flip by the program. Once again, they have shown the ability to identify a prospect they want, and pursue him until they land him. The staff has done a good job of being able to flip recruits. Ingwerson is certainly a part of that distinction.

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Nebraska Football trending towards landing another in-state TE



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Nebraska football could be in line for one of their top targets. Tight end Eric Ingwerson is expected to make a visit to Lincoln this weekend, according to a report from 247Sports Steve Wilfong.

Ingwerson is a guy that Nebraska has been after for quite a while. The tight end has been committed to Pittsburgh since March, but Nebraska offered him in April. Since then, they have been pushing to land him. Tight ends coach Josh Martin is currently the coach involved in his recruitment.

Predictions have been made for Ingwerson to end up a member of the Nebraska football program. Notre Dame insider Tom Loy logged in a crystal ball for the tight end with a medium confidence score of six on Wednesday morning. Wilfong did the same thing, with the same confidence score as well.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

Ingwerson has a tremendous catch radius, and uses it to haul in passes with ease. He has the ability to get into open space, and run after the catch. His ability to catch high throws in particular makes him a threat in the red zone. He is a quarterback’s best friend, and a player that would be a drive starter. He’s the type of player you can deliver safe, easy throws to in order to get the offense going.

Ingwerson would be an immediate red zone threat for Nebraska, as they look to continue to bring in talent to the tight end room. We have seen the emergence of Thomas Fidone this year. This offense has done a good job of involving the position in its scheme, especially in the red zone. Fidone for example already has three receiving touchdowns on the year.

It will be interesting to see what happens this weekend. From the sounds of it, it could be possible that we see a commitment. This would be a nice get for a 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class that already has a ton of talent. Here’s to hoping the coaching staff can seal the deal.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: QB updates for Michigan, plus a Christian Jones update



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Our Nebraska Cornhuskers news roundup features the latest on Nebraska football quarterbacks, plus an update on top target Christian Jones.

Nebraska football was back on the practice field on Tuesday, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ two coordinators — Tony White and Marcus Satterfield met with the media.

The coaches always give out some good nuggets but the most important topic addressed on Tuesday were the quarterbacks — Jeff Sims and Heinrich Haarberg.

Haarberg started the last two games for Nebraska football and led the Huskers to a pair of non-conference wins over Louisana Tech and Northern Illinois. The running game was the strength for Haarberg although he tossed three touchdown passes over the two games. He has four on the season as well as three rushing touchdowns.

But Haarberg left the Louisiana Tech game due to injury and didn’t return after the weather delay. Matt Rhule said he could have returned but got tight. On Tuesday, Satterfield said that Haarberg was a full-go at practice for the Nebraksa Cornhuskers ahead of the Michigan game.

Jeff Sims is also “splitting reps” according to the Nebraska OC, but Sims still isn’t “100 percent” which probably isn’t a great sign for his availability on Saturday.

Latest on in-state recruiting target Christian Jones

Over the last two recruiting cycles, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have had an elite recruiting target in the state and in the 2025 class that’s linebacker Christian Jones.

Out of Omaha Westside, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker is ranked 106th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also has some crystal balls in favor of Nebraska football already.

But just like the recruitments of Carter Nelson and Malachi Colman, this is going national. According to Bryan Munson of Husker Online, Jones visited Notre Dame last weekend for the Ohio State game.

Jones was also offered by Penn State. Notre Dame feels like the biggest threat by far though and here’s what Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated wrote about the in-state target’s visit to South Bend:

“He loved the atmosphere and environment of a Notre Dame home game and called it the “best college visit” he’s ever been a part of. Between the visit, the effort from the staff, and the push from his friend and teammate Teddy Rezac, a 2024 Notre Dame commit, I like the Irish as a major contender in this one.”

I agree that Notre Dame is the team to worry about but with the way the Huskers have been playing defense and having success recruiting the state, I’d still say Nebraska is the team to beat.

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