Nebraska football target Michael Burt is announcing his commitment on Thursday, plus updates on official visitors, and more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.
Things can change in an instant in the world of recruiting and it seems as though things have changed in the recruitment of Michael Burt. Nebraska football was viewed as the leader not long ago, but as Burt is set to announce a commitment on Thursday, he’s trending to Iowa.
Burt took an official visit to see the Nebraska Cornhuskers last weekend, but it seems as though Iowa is the leader now which could be by choice of the Huskers. The commitment announcement is set for 11 a.m., so we’ll know officially here in a few hours but Sean Callahan and others have projected Burt to the Hawkeyes.
If we want to be optimistic, maybe it’s a good sign for the Nebraska Cornhuskers with Carter Nelson. The top-ranked player in the state will visit Nebraska football this weekend. He was also at the College World Series with Daniel Kaelin on Wednesday night.
Nelson got a couple of projections to Georgia. But none have followed. Notre Dame thought it did well too. Now, it’s Nebraska’s turn and they have to close. Matt Rhule and his staff have done an excellent job with Nelson. It’s time to push for a commitment and at least know where you stand.
Caleb Benning won’t visit Nebraska Cornhuskers this weekend
In a twist, three-star athlete Caleb Benning won’t visit Nebraska football this weekend. The legacy recruit was supposed to take an official visit, but won’t now according to Husker Online.His On3 profile shows no visits scheduled and the dead period starts Monday.
At one time, I thought Benning was a lock for this class. Now, I’m not so sure. Donovan Jones, another in-state defensive back took an official visit earlier this week, and Rex Guthrie, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety from Colorado is taking an official visit today.
If the Huskers close with both of those guys, that will be seven defensive backs. I’m sure there could be a move to linebacker in the mix maybe with Braylen Prude. But the class is filling up quickly and that could mean there isn’t a spot for Benning who said consistently he wants to decide in December.
Two more baseball commitments for Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers continued to add arms to their 2023 baseball roster and two more additions came to be on Wednesday as pitchers Tyner Horn and lefty Brooks Kneifl — both of the 2023 class — pledged to Nebraska.
Horn was signed with Wichita State but after some of the coaching changes, which included Mike Sirianni coming over to Nebraska along with Rob Childress, he asked out of his letter of intent. And when Horn got out of his release, the Huskers made a lot of sense.
Here’s what Horn could bring to the Huskers via Husker Online:
“The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Horn did not allow an earned run in 38 1/3 innings of work. Plus, he struck out 65 of the 141 batters he faced (46%), issued nine walks and allowed only 12 hits. Add to that a no-hitter in his junior and senior seasons which are the only two in Eisenhower high school history. The pitch mix features a curveball, change up, slider, cutter, and a fastball ranging between 90-94 mph with instances in which it topped out at 96 mph.”
Kneifl was told Kansas State wouldn’t have a spot for him. His decision came down to Nebraska and Creighton, but Childress was a big reason why the Cornhuskers won out. Last season, Kneifl had a 1.92 ERA in his senior season, in 47 1/3 innings, with 83 strikeouts to 19 walks.
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