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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Recruiting fireworks, huge commitments incoming, and more



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It was a busy day for the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the recruiting trail Thursday, plus more commitments are expected on Friday for Nebraska football.

If you’re a fan of the Nebraska football team or even the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team, it hasn’t been easy to keep up with all the commitments.

There’s been a ton and there was another for the Nebraska football team on Thursday as three-star defensive back Donovan Jones committed to the Huskers.

Some Nebraska Cornhuskers fans are still upset about some of these lower-rated commitments, but I feel really good about Jones. He’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, and can play corner or safety. He also runs 4.5 in the 40 and tested really well for Nebraska football coaches.

And the kid can hit. He’s a willing tackler and has good ball skills. The On3 Industry rankings have him ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Nebraska, so it really seems like a no-brainer.

In-state tight end chooses Iowa over Nebraska Cornhuskers

However, not all the recruiting news on Thursday was good news for Nebraska football. In-state prospect Michael Burt, who has been rising up a lot of recruiting boards lately, committed to Iowa on Thursday.

It was expected after some expert projections started coming in for the Hawkeyes on Wednesday night. I’m holding out hope that it’s a good sign in the Carter Nelson sweepstakes, but it’s too early to know.

The Huskers will host Nelson for an official visit this weekend and he’s easily the most important official visitor for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. 

It’s time for Nebraska football to close with their top target.

More big news for Nebraska football on Friday

If you follow Nebraska football recruiting, you know Friday is going to be huge, unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past 24 hours.

Isaiah McMorris and Dae’vonn Hall are expected to announce their commitments on Friday morning at 10:30 AM CST. Both have been trending with expert projections to the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the timing of the announcements makes me believe Nebraska football will be the choice.

Landing two top-5 in-state recruits on the same day would be massive for Matt Rhule. Plus, the idea of Daniel Kaelin coming to the Huskers with his top two wideouts and two dudes that run 10.65 or faster, should make Nebraska football fans everywhere optimistic about the future.

Another transfer pickup by Nebraska baseball

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been busy upgrading the baseball roster and added another key player from the transfer portal on Thursday. It’s another bat for the Huskers as Clay Bradford will transfer to Nebraska after playing D-2 baseball for St. Mary’s last season.

Bradford batted .419 with 14 home runs and 11 steals. He’s a Texas native and also has some pitching experience. He was an outfielder and should settle in nicely with the Huskers, who have focused mostly on pitching with their new additions. This is the second day in a row Will Bolt was able to add a solid bat for 2024 which is a positive.

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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