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Nebraska Football gets massive OL help on Tuesday afternoon



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Nebraska football landed a commitment on the line Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Knaak committed to the program. He made the announcement on Twitter

Knaak played for Utah, and committed to Nebraska following his official visit on Tuesday. He entered the transfer portal on April 27, looking for a fresh start after not playing in a game last season for Utah. Knaak had some interest, landing offers from Kentucky, Appalachian State, and other programs in addition to Nebraska.

What can he bring to Nebraska Football?

This is certainly an interesting addition, as he has four seasons of eligibility remaining. Nebraska football certainly needed another depth piece on the line. They also have a bunch of young players in the 2023 class on the line as well. Bringing in a veteran like Knaak will allow for development at the position. This is exactly what the program needed to help bridge the gap to the position

The eligibility piece of it is big too. This allows for the younger players to be able to fully develop at a high level and not have to rush into any sort of high-stakes playing time right away. This is exactly the type of situation you want, especially as the younger players will be key pieces for the future. Taking time and allowing them to develop is extremely important. Players like Brock Knutson and Sam Sledge are going to have their time in the program. It’s important to not rush them and make sure they develop fully.

There’s no denying his size as well. He measures in at six-foot-seven, 300 pounds. He will add another body to a Nebraska football offensive line that will need to supplement a physical running game. He adds to a transfer class that ranks 27th overall in the country, per the 247Sports team rankings. The class has 12 transfers in total.

It will be interesting to see exactly how Knaak fits into the plan for this program. Nevertheless, this was a major get for Nebraska, and it just shows that this coaching staff is focused on improving the offensive line. This was one of their calling cards when they first came into the program, and they are staying true to their word.


Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.