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Nebraska Football projected to land D-lineman, miss on others



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The Nebraska football team is trending with 2024 defensive lineman Carlon Jones but could miss out on some O-line targets.

Nebraska football got tremendous news on Wednesday with the commitment of Carter Nelson to the Cornhuskers, and more good news appears to be on the way.

However, probably not as much good news as Nebraska football fans would like.

A slew of Huskers targets are going to be making decisions known soon. Some have announced commitment dates while others are just starting to trend with expert projections.

In-state offensive tackle Caleb Pyfrom is set to announce his commitment Thursday and all signs are pointing toward Illinois. Nebraska football was the crystal ball favorite for a while, but the recent trend has changed and it’d be a surprise if the three-star didn’t choose the Fighting Illini.

Some might have thought that would be a good indication for Kaedin Massey, who is also announcing his commitment Thursday night, but experts from On3 and 247 Sports have put in predictions for him to wind up with Kansas State.

If one wanted to be optimistic, one could believe that Massey going to Kansas State could be a good sign in the Grant Brix sweepstakes. Brix is the top-ranked player from Iowa and he’s a top-100 tackle. He also visited Nebraska football last weekend.

Unfortunately, the same K-State insider that projected Massey to the Wildcats, did the same for Brix a couple of days ago. To be fair, these have just been picks by K-State reporters. At least for Massey and Brix. The national guys haven’t followed yet but it’s definitely concerning.

It’s also looking like three-star EDGE Joseph Anderson will be committing to Iowa, which is another blow for the Huskers.

Good news for Nebraska with Carlon Jones

We teased some good news and there is some as Nebraska football has started trending with projections for three-star defensive lineman Carlon Jones.

Jones visited Nebraska during the June 3rd weekend. He’s taken a slew of other visits since then to TCU, Oklahoma State, Cal, and Georgia Tech.

But the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder got a crystal ball from Steve Wiltfong on Wednesday, as well as an expert projection from Sean Callahan of Husker Online.

Those are two of the guys I look for when it comes to Husker recruits, so that’s pretty telling. We don’t know when Jones will decide, but I’d keep an eye out for a commitment in the near future. Once the predictions start rolling in, commitments tend to follow (see Carter Nelson).

Jones ranks 670th overall in the 2024 class via the 247 Sports composite rankings, which is insane to me with his production. Last season, in 4A Texas high school football, Jones had over 100 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks.

With his body type, he seems like a five-technique or a three-technique to me. He’s a really solid interior pass rusher and explodes off the ball. In his highlights, Jones lives in the opponent’s backfield.

You also see him playing on the edge as a defensive end a little. He sort of reminds me of Mike Morris who was just drafted from Michigan. He’s not quite as tall, but Jones could see some snaps on the end or as a bigger EDGE.

Regardless of the position, Jones is a disruptor and his commitment would be huge for Nebraska football in the 2024 class if the Huskers are able to get it.

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Nebraska Football flips local TE Eric Ingwerson after long pursuit



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Nebraska football landed a commitment from 2024 tight end Eric Ingwerson on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports.

Ingwerson is the 128th overall athlete in the 2024 class, and the ninth overall player in the class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports composite rankings. He has a numerical rating of 86 overall.

This is a solid commitment for several reasons. For one, Nebraska football has been interested in him for quite a while. He received an offer from the program on April 11, and had him and for an official visit on June 16.

Ingwerson joins a tight end room that is already in good hands for 2024. Carter Nelson headlines the room, with Ian Flynt also part of the room as well.

It is also worth noting that Ingwerson played on the defensive side of football as a defensive lineman for Papillion-LaVista. He could definitely play the position for Nebraska, as he measures in at six-foot-seven, 235 pounds. There is the chance that he could play a different position other than tight end. However, his size makes him an intriguing option at the position itself.

There can also be the possibility that Nebraska football could be looking at him as an offensive lineman. The size is there. This staff knows how to develop offensive lineman. Ingwerson could fit well in the positional group.

Currently, the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 23rd overall in the country per the 247Sports rankings. This class has a solid high school group, and Ingwerson certainly adds to that. The 2024 class has the potential to be a cornerstone class of Matt Rhule’s tenure.

Ingwerson will be an asset to Nebraska football, no matter what position he plays. Furthermore, this is a great flip by the program. Once again, they have shown the ability to identify a prospect they want, and pursue him until they land him. The staff has done a good job of being able to flip recruits. Ingwerson is certainly a part of that distinction.

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Nebraska Football trending towards landing another in-state TE



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Nebraska football could be in line for one of their top targets. Tight end Eric Ingwerson is expected to make a visit to Lincoln this weekend, according to a report from 247Sports Steve Wilfong.

Ingwerson is a guy that Nebraska has been after for quite a while. The tight end has been committed to Pittsburgh since March, but Nebraska offered him in April. Since then, they have been pushing to land him. Tight ends coach Josh Martin is currently the coach involved in his recruitment.

Predictions have been made for Ingwerson to end up a member of the Nebraska football program. Notre Dame insider Tom Loy logged in a crystal ball for the tight end with a medium confidence score of six on Wednesday morning. Wilfong did the same thing, with the same confidence score as well.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

Ingwerson has a tremendous catch radius, and uses it to haul in passes with ease. He has the ability to get into open space, and run after the catch. His ability to catch high throws in particular makes him a threat in the red zone. He is a quarterback’s best friend, and a player that would be a drive starter. He’s the type of player you can deliver safe, easy throws to in order to get the offense going.

Ingwerson would be an immediate red zone threat for Nebraska, as they look to continue to bring in talent to the tight end room. We have seen the emergence of Thomas Fidone this year. This offense has done a good job of involving the position in its scheme, especially in the red zone. Fidone for example already has three receiving touchdowns on the year.

It will be interesting to see what happens this weekend. From the sounds of it, it could be possible that we see a commitment. This would be a nice get for a 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class that already has a ton of talent. Here’s to hoping the coaching staff can seal the deal.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: QB updates for Michigan, plus a Christian Jones update



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Our Nebraska Cornhuskers news roundup features the latest on Nebraska football quarterbacks, plus an update on top target Christian Jones.

Nebraska football was back on the practice field on Tuesday, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ two coordinators — Tony White and Marcus Satterfield met with the media.

The coaches always give out some good nuggets but the most important topic addressed on Tuesday were the quarterbacks — Jeff Sims and Heinrich Haarberg.

Haarberg started the last two games for Nebraska football and led the Huskers to a pair of non-conference wins over Louisana Tech and Northern Illinois. The running game was the strength for Haarberg although he tossed three touchdown passes over the two games. He has four on the season as well as three rushing touchdowns.

But Haarberg left the Louisiana Tech game due to injury and didn’t return after the weather delay. Matt Rhule said he could have returned but got tight. On Tuesday, Satterfield said that Haarberg was a full-go at practice for the Nebraksa Cornhuskers ahead of the Michigan game.

Jeff Sims is also “splitting reps” according to the Nebraska OC, but Sims still isn’t “100 percent” which probably isn’t a great sign for his availability on Saturday.

Latest on in-state recruiting target Christian Jones

Over the last two recruiting cycles, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have had an elite recruiting target in the state and in the 2025 class that’s linebacker Christian Jones.

Out of Omaha Westside, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker is ranked 106th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also has some crystal balls in favor of Nebraska football already.

But just like the recruitments of Carter Nelson and Malachi Colman, this is going national. According to Bryan Munson of Husker Online, Jones visited Notre Dame last weekend for the Ohio State game.

Jones was also offered by Penn State. Notre Dame feels like the biggest threat by far though and here’s what Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated wrote about the in-state target’s visit to South Bend:

“He loved the atmosphere and environment of a Notre Dame home game and called it the “best college visit” he’s ever been a part of. Between the visit, the effort from the staff, and the push from his friend and teammate Teddy Rezac, a 2024 Notre Dame commit, I like the Irish as a major contender in this one.”

I agree that Notre Dame is the team to worry about but with the way the Huskers have been playing defense and having success recruiting the state, I’d still say Nebraska is the team to beat.

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