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Carter Nelson sets commitment date, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news



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There was a bunch of key recruiting news for the Nebraska football team on Monday and we cover it all in our Nebraska Cornhuskers roundup.

Nebraska football might have added two new commitments to the 2024 class on Monday, but the biggest news concerning the Nebraska Cornhuskers had to do with Carter Nelson.

Nelson, the top-ranked recruit in the state of Nebraska in 2024, and a top-100 prospect, visited Nebraska football over the weekend and has been trending with expert projections to the Huskers since Saturday.

We wondered when he would announce a commitment and on Monday, Nelson tweeted that a decision was coming on Wednesday, which is spectacular news for fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The fact that he’s announcing right after his official visit, and in the midst of expert picks from all three sites, is a really good sign. Things can change in an instant. Everybody knows that when it comes to recruiting, but Nelson to Nebraska feels like a lock.

Nebraska football adds two commitments

The Huskers have been on an insane run of commitments and it continued on Monday as Nebraska football landed three-star running back Kewan Lacy, as well as three-star safety Rex Guthrie.

Lacy immediately became one of my favorite players in this class. He’s a talented runner and receiver. He also runs the 100 in 10.79. He’s lightning in a bottle and I’m totally fine with him as RB1 for this class.

Guthrie is a true diamond in the rough. He didn’t have any FBS offers before attending one of Nebraska’s camps. But the camp circuit paid off again for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The safety who will likely be a rover for the Huskers, is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, and runs a 4.43. He also runs the 100 meters in 11 flat. Beyond that, he had over 100 tackles, 12 pass breakups, and three interceptions last season. So the production was there and so are the measurables.

It’s wild no programs in Colorado offered him. Yet, Matt Rhule is quietly building a presence there with three commitments total from the past two classes and two in the last week. The Nebraska Cornhuskers now have 10 commitments total in the last eight days.

More crystal balls for Nebraska Cornhuskers

While Nelson is expected to commit this week, there are two others to watch from the last official visit weekend and one is Quinn Clark. The other is Ernest Campbell.

Both have received expert projections for the Huskers, but Clark really started trending on Monday. Nebraska football is the overwhelming favorite now. Steve Wiltfong even put in a pick.

Nebraska football is Clark’s only power-5 offer right now. The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder from Montana has offers from Montana and Montana State, but that’s not going to compete with Nebraska.

I’d expect a commitment soon, probably sometime this week. Campbell has been projected to Nebraska by Sean Callahan and Bryan Munson, making the Huskers the favorite via the On3 prediction machine.

However, there are no crystal ball projections at this time for any team.

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers pitcher selected for MLB Futures

In another Nebraska Cornhuskers headline, a former standout pitcher in Lincoln, Spencer Schwellenbach, was selected for the MLB Futures All-Star game.

Schwellenbach was drafted by the Braves in the second round back in 2021. He opened his professional career with a 3-2 record and 2.76 ERA in 12 starts at Single-A ball in Augusta, Georgia. Schwellenbach is the first former Nebraska player to be selected for the Futures game since Joba Chamberlain back in 2007. He was actually a two-player for the Huskers and won the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2021 when Nebraska won the Big Ten title.

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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