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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Carter Nelson commitment day, negative crystal balls, and more



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Top Nebraska football target Carter Nelson announces his commitment today, plus much more in our Nebraska Cornhuskers news roundup.

It’s a day many Nebraska Cornhuskers fans have been anticipating as Carter Nelson, one of Nebraska football’s top targets in the 2024 class will announce his commitment.

Nelson took an official visit to Nebraska football over the weekend. Since then, he’s been trending with expert projections to the Nebraska Cornhuskers from all three recruiting sites.

Unless he’s pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes, Nebraska football will win his commitment. It’s clear to me that he’s coming, but it will be nice to hear the words.

Yet, on the morning of the commitment, all the momentum is still with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and there aren’t any signs of late charges from Georgia or Notre Dame to steal him.

A couple of negative expert projections for Nebraska football

The Nebraska Cornhuskers were hoping to make it 5-for-5 in terms of the top five in-state recruits in 2024, but it looks like Caleb Pyfrom is going to get away.

A three-star tackle from Omaha, Pyfrom took an official visit on the June 3rd weekend and had been projected to Nebraska football after that. However, following visits to Minnesota and Illinois, things have changed.

Illinois has now taken over as the crystal ball leader for Pyfrom, who is announcing his commitment on Thursday. That’s not the only expected recruiting miss of the week either as Joseph Anderson is trending to Iowa.

That’s a real bummer as the 6-foot-5 EDGE is one of my favorite prospects. He long jumps over 22 feet and has a lot of upside. But the official visit to Iowa last weekend really seemed to shift the recruitment and he’s gotten two crystal balls to Iowa, including one from Steve Wiltfong.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • Nebraska football landed another commitment on Tuesday from three-star wideout Quinn Clark from Montana, the 20th in the Huskers 2024 class and the 11th commitment in the past nine days. Clark is 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, and runs the 40 in 4.5. He is listed as a receiver but could eventually be a tight end. Either way, he’s got some clear upside, even though he only had FCS offers. 
  • In other Nebraska football recruiting news, the Huskers are still in the mix and made the top five for 2025 quarterback Stone Saunders. The four-star passer has taken two unofficial visits this spring. Kentucky feels like the leader right now after a recent crystal ball projection, but you never know. Alex Manske is another name to watch and it’s hard to tell who the top priority is right now.
  • In another tidbit of Nebraska Cornhuskers news, the basketball team is still working on transfer portal additions and could get a visit from West Virginia point guard Joe Toussaint. The new transfer entry has visited Texas Tech and Kansas State. He also plans to visit or Zoom with Alabama and Gonzaga. The 6-foot guard started one game for the Mountaineers last season and averaged 9.4 points and 2.6 assists in just 21 minutes per game.

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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