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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: SEC team trying to flip 2024 commit, plus more



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An SEC team is attempting to flip a Nebraska football commitment in 2024, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

It’s Friday, which means it’s Gameday this week for Nebraska football. The Huskers will square off against Illinois in a critical Big Ten West matchup for both teams.

Nebraska football can’t afford to drop to 0-3 in the Big Ten, as well as 2-4 overall. That’s not how people envisioned the Matt Rhule era starting. So this is a huge game.

We’ll have our predictions out later on Friday, but there’s some other Nebraska Cornhuskers news to worry about coming from Thursday.

We haven’t had a ton of recruiting news to cover with Nebraska football, but there was something notable that happened on Thursday as Florida offered 2024 commit Kewan Lacy.

The four-star running back out of Texas is one of Nebraska football’s prized commitments in 2024, and this could be a sign that more teams will try to poach the 6-foot, 205-pounder ranked No. 369 according to the 247 Sports composite rankings in the 2024 class.

Lacy isn’t the only commitment the Nebraska Cornhuskers should be worried about. Notre Dame also tried to get Carter Nelson to visit last weekend. Yet, according to Bryan Munson of Husker Online, Nelson rebuffed the Irish which should make Nebraska football fans feel good about his commitment.

More Nebraska football news

If you missed it, the Nebraska Cornhuskers learned their football opponents in the Big Ten through the 2028 season. Yes, the schedule is going to be tough, but that’s life in a super conference. There is one West Coast trip per year and truthfully, Nebraska isn’t any worse off than any other Big Ten program.

For the full schedule, check out this post, as well as more thoughts. We also learned this week that Jadyn Doss could have a bigger role for Nebraska football, as well as Princewill Umanmielen who is now listed as a co-starter at the JACK position. 

Nebraska Cornhuskers hit the road in volleyball

One reason not to like Friday night football games is that it can impact other sports and tonight, the Nebraska volleyball team will be battling Michigan State tonight at 6 PM CST. The second-ranked Huskers (13-0) are one of three teams tied for first in the Big Ten at 4-0. Michigan State is one game back at 3-1, which makes it a really important match.

Nebraska volleyball can enact revenge for the football team against Michigan, which is 0-4 in the Big Ten on Saturday. The two teams will play Saturday on the Big Ten Network at 7:30 PM CST.

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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