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Nebraska Football makes top three for physical Pennsylvania OL



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There was notable recruiting news for Nebraska football on Saturday, as they made the top three for interior offensive lineman Zafir Stewart. Stewart is a member of the 2024 class, and is the 22nd overall player in the class from the state of Pennsylvania. He is a three-star recruit. The lineman made the announcement on Twitter.

Nebraska, Penn State, and Rutgers are the top three teams in the lead for Stewart’s services.  Most recently, he was offered by the Nebraska football program on Saturday.

Stewart has the ability to be steady in both pass protection and in terms of run blocking. As soon as the ball is snapped, he immediately extends his hands. He does a solid job of not losing ground, and he immediately brings the physicality of his game to the table. He uses the leverage in his legs to drive back the defender.

What could he bring to Nebraska Football?

Stewart would bring intermediate pass protection to Nebraska football. He is still a bit raw in some aspects, such as blocking edge defenders. Nevertheless, his skill set in terms of being able to drive his man back will get him far at the collegiate level. This particular coaching staff prides itself on offensive line development. Stewart would be able to benefit from working with this staff.

It’s also worth noting that Stewart comes from the Imhotep Institute. Nebraska made the top four for another player from the school in Kenneth Woseley. The latter announced his list on Friday. It’s clear that Nebraska football is recruiting program at a high level, and that the Pennsylvania connections of running backs coach E.J. Barthel and head coach Matt Rhule are undoubtedly a factor.

Currently, Nebraska football is one commitment in the 2024 recruiting class. Four-star athlete Roger Gradney is the only commitment in the class so far. The class itself ranks 43rd overall nationally with the commitment per the 247Sports Rankings.

It will be intriguing to see if Nebraska football could land Stewart. Stewart could give them another body on the offensive line, and allow them to continue to build a pipeline at the position itself.

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.