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Nebraska Football: More crystal balls for Preston Taumua and Christian Jones



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Nebraska football got some important crystal ball projections for in-state recruit Christian Jones and four-star O-lineman Preston Taumua.

When it comes to the recruitment of four-star offensive lineman Preston Taumua, Nebraska football isn’t just expected to land his commitment — it’s now the overwhelming favorite.

Steve Wiltfong and Brian Christopherson of 247 Sports recently joined the parade of recruiting experts projecting the 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman out of Hawaii to Nebraska football.

Taumua took an official visit last month to Nebraska football. Then, he included the Huskers in his top five but many felt he was an Oregon lean, especially after being projected there by an Oregon expert.

Yet, that same expert, Justin Hopkins of Scoop Duck, changed his pick to Nebraska. Auburn was rumored to be the bigger threat to Nebraska football on Friday, but even an Auburn insider has now projected Taumua to commit to the Huskers on Sunday night (11 PM CST) when he announces.

There are now five crystal ball projections total for Nebraska to land Taumu who is ranked No. 235 overall via the 247 Sports composite rankings for the 2024 class. Every projection from has Nebraska winning out too, and the recruiting prediciton machine gives the Huskers a 98-percent chance to come out on top.

Offensive line play is going to be an important part of the long-term turnaround and landing a blue chip like Taumua would be a huge part of that process.

Another projection for in-state linebacker Christian Jones

The trend is on for Nebraska football with Christian Jones, who is the No. 1 overall recruit in the state of Nebraska for the 2024 class. He’s 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, and ranked 125th overall. 247 Sports has him ranked 60th overall in its own rankings for 2024.

Jones received a crystal ball projection earlier this week from Steve Wiltfong. Brian Christopherson followed that up with a crystal ball on Friday and you wonder if a commitment could be coming.

It’s still early in the process for the 2025 class. However, Nebraska football already has two of the top three recruits in the state committed in Tyson Terry and Caden VerMaas.

Jones has talked about how the Huskers’ prioritization of in-state prospects has impacted his recruitment and with another expert projection you wonder if Jones might follow suit and pledge early.

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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