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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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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

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