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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: A new QB priority in 2025, plus another transfer for Fred Hoiberg?



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A new quarterback is emerging as a priority in the 2025 class for Nebraska football, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

The quarterback position is always an important talking point on the recruiting trail. Nebraska football has their signal-caller in the 2024 class, Daniel Kaelin, who took part in the Elite 11 on Wednesday night.

Kaelin seemed to perform pretty well in the Elite 11 too. There will be more results on that in the coming days. Soon, Kaelin should get a fourth star.

However, as we look to the 2025 class, there is another quarterback that Nebraska football fans need to know. Stone Saunders seemed to be the top target on the board. He took a couple of unofficial visits this spring, including a trip just last week to see the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Yet, Alex Manske, a quarterback from Iowa, was at the Nebraska football camp last weekend and really impressed the staff with his arm, as well as his athleticism, earning an offer on the spot.

Manske is unranked in the 247 Sports composite rankings for 2025. He’s rated as a three-star by 247 Sports and has also been offered by Wisconsin and Pittsburgh.

Nebraska football jumped in with an offer before Iowa and it seems like the Huskers are making him a priority as he will be back on campus this weekend. That’s according to a report from Sean Callahan of Husker Online. 

Manske is 6-foot-3, 205 pounds and while it might seem early to focus on 2025, it’s not, especially at the quarterback position. So this is a good sign for the Huskers and whether Manske is the top target on the board or Saunders, it’s good to have options.

Nebraska Cornhuskers might not be done in the transfer portal

If you have read this blog, you’ll know how excited I am about the Nebraska basketball team heading into next season. Yet, on Wednesday, we learned that Fred Hoiberg could have another rabbit in his hat as the Nebraska Cornhuskers are reportedly making a strong push for Rutgers transfer Paul Mulcahy.

Mulcahy is a 6-foot-6 point guard/combo guard that just entered the portal recently. He’s a stellar defender and a really solid playmaker. He’s actually everything Nebraska basketball needs right now, outside of another rim protector.

Ahron Ulis is expected to be the point guard after transferring from Iowa. He started a bunch of games for the Hawkeyes last season. However, Mulcahy would be great competition. He can play multiple spots in the backcourt, is effective in the ball-screen game, and would add even more to the defense.

I’m sold. Hopefully, Fred Hoiberg can sell Mulcahy on joining the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Rob Childress already making an impact for Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Huskers added another arm from the transfer portal on Wednesday, which was the third of the week. The newest addition Grant Cleavinger comes from Tulane. He had 20 appearances out of the bullpen and an ERA of more than 10. However, he was the No. 2 pitcher in the state of Kansas coming out of high school.

Cleavinger credited Rob Childress, the new Nebraska baseball pitching coach with getting him to Lincoln. That’s going to be a common theme. Childress is known as a winner in college baseball and an exceptional pitching coach.

The Cornhuskers now had added four arms this week, a haul that also includes Rans Sanders, a pitcher who transferred from Omaha, as well as Bobby Olsen of Brown. Nebraska baseball added another on Wednesday night too. So the move of Chldress is already paying off.

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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