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Nebraska football has the ‘lead’ for a 5-star recruit, plus more Cornhuskers news

Nebraska football is leading for a five-star recruit according to one expert, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.



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In addition to showing off Dylan Raiola to the world during its spring game, Nebraska football also made it a critical recruiting weekend with a number of top targets on campus.

One of those was five-star athlete Michael Terry. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete/wide receiver from San Antonio is ranked 28th overall in the 2025 class. He’s also the top-ranked athlete according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Texas and Texas A&M are heavily involved. They are probably the biggest threats but it’s clear that Terry came away from him his visit impressed. He talked about how Nebraska football set the bar really high. It had to help to see Raiola ball out. The fan support was great as usual, even with poor weather, so Nebraska had a lot to sell.

There haven’t been any crystal ball predictions or anything like that yet, but Mike Farrell, one of the godfathers of college football recruiting coverage, did say it’s a fact, that Nebraska football leads for Terry in his latest edition of recruiting fact or fiction.

“Terry III is a five-star kid and Texas and Texas A&M will be very hard to beat as well as Oregon. But his first official visit is in the books and it was a home run trip to Nebraska with more than 60,000 fans at the spring game. And with 5-star QB Dylan Raiola recruiting, they have a shot. Raiola will be working out with Patrick Mahomes who has obvious ties to Texas and that can only help.”

There is still work to do for Nebraska football, but the Huskers in a good spot with Terry, and a bunch of other recruits following an impressive recruiting weekend for the Big Red.

Nebraska Cornhuskers target another forward

With Rienk Mast medically redshirting for the 2024-25 season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers now have three scholarships to work with for this season. One of those needs to be filled by a frontcourt player and one candidate is UCLA forward Berke Buyuktuncel.

Nebraska is among the schools in touch with him, but Kentucky, Ohio State, BYU, Louisville, Iowa, Oklahoma State, and Washington are in the mix too. The 6-foot-9 forward started eight games for the Bruins as a freshman and averaged 4.5 points per game. He shot 38.5 percent from the field and 29 percent from 3-point range.

There is potential though. Buyuktuncel is from Turkey and while he didn’t have a ranking in the 247 Sports composite rankings, he was ranked 36th overall in 2023 by 247 Sports. Fred Hoiberg is seeking a multi-year option at the four and Buyuktuncel, with all of his skill and upside, would be a perfect fit.

Harper Murray suspended for spring volleyball game

Nebraska Cornhuskers star volleyball player Harper Murray has been suspended for the Nebraska volleyball spring match on Saturday against Denver according to Amie Just of the Lincoln Journal Star.

Murray was suspended before, due to her DUI charge, but she’s also been accused of shoplifting. Nebraska is aware of the charge and gave this statement to the Journal Star: 

“We are aware of the incident report from Thursday night and are gathering more information,” the statement read. “We had previously made the determination that Harper would be suspended for Saturday’s spring match. Any further discipline will be handled internally. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Nebraska Cornhuskers diamond roundup

The Nebraska baseball team needed to rally to knock off Minnesota on Friday night but Dylan Carey came through in the clutch with a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning as the Cornhuskers won 10-7 over the Gophers. Carey went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Rhett Stokes also had a three-hit game for Nebraska baseball, while Ben Columbus and Josh Caron drove in two runs each.

Brett Sears got the start but settled with a no-decision after allowing five runs on six hits in five innings of work. Jalen Worthley got the win after allowing just two runs in multiple innings of relief. The 29-15 Huskers who are 11-5 in the Big Ten, trail first-place Purdue by one game and will play at Minnesota on Saturday with the first pitch set for 3:05 CST.

Emmerson Cope and Sydney Gray each homered for the Nebraska softball team which beat Minnesota 7-6 on Friday night. Sarah Harness earned the win after allowing just two runs in over five innings of relief. The Huskers are 28-21 on the season and moved into third place in the Big Ten at 11-8.

This is the final weekend of the regular season for softball.

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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