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Nebraska Football makes final cut for Stone Saunders



Mandatory Credit: Andrew Ivins-247Sports

Nebraska Football has had a solid month of June on the recruiting trail, and they got some more good news on Tuesday as they made the Top Five for 2025 quarterback Stone Saunders.

Saunders is the 21st overall quarterback in the 2025 classic, and the eighth overall player in his class from the state of Pennsylvania per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Right now, he has a Crystal Ball prediction for Kentucky.

Saunders lasted visited Kentucky on June 11, and visited Nebraska the day before on June 10. He has taken other visits before, including Texas A&M last June. Right now, Nebraska and Kentucky appear to be two of the bigger programs going for him in the cycle.

Saunders was a freshman All-American last season, throwing for 46 touchdowns. Saunders measures in at six-foot-one, 195 pounds. He is a pro-style quarterback, which is something Nebraska has been looking for. His ability in the pocket and his accuracy on his throws are two of his biggest strengths. He can get the ball down the field quickly, and is very decisive with his reads.

Nebraska football will have uphill battle

When you look at Saunders top five, Nebraska football is going to have their work cut out for them. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and Miami have had either recent success or are up-and coming. Saunders would certainly be a good developmental piece behind Daniel Kaelin, and give Nebraska another signal-caller they can go to once Kaelin leaves.

There are other options for Nebraska in 2025. Most notably, Iowa quarterback Alex Manske is gaining traction with the staff, and the interest is mutual. If Nebraska doesn’t get Saunders, they at least have a backup plan. This is something we have seen with the staff before. They always seem to have a backup plan in case the initial target does not work out.

Currently, the 2025 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 14th overall with two commitments. It’s still very early cycle, but it’s good to see Nebraska getting the type of athletes they want.

It is going to be an uphill battle for Saunders, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given the schools Nebraska is going up against. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to count the staff out with any recruit.


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.