Nebraska Football: Could four-star tight end be headed to Lincoln?

Nebraska Football looks to be in good shape with Thomas Fidone.

Another Crystal Ball Prediction is trending in the direction of Nebraska Football. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports made a prediction on Wednesday that has four-star tight end Thomas Fidone coming to Nebraska.

Fidone is the 10th overall tight end in his class and the third overall player in the 2021 class from the state of Iowa per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Nebraska has a 57% chance of landing him while Iowa has a 14% chance.

Like I said on Wednesday, the Crystal Ball is rarely wrong. Fidone would be a huge get for Nebraska at the position. He is not the fastest, but he is a tremendous playmaker with great hands. He would instantly solidify the tight end position, and with some of the other targets Nebraska football is offering, this position could be a source of strength in the coming years.

Fidone would fit perfectly in Nebraska’s offensive system. For one, he has a good amount of speed as a tight end. This could be trouble for opposing defenses, as the combination of Nebraska’s mobile quarterbacks and the tight end would be too much. The fact that he can stretch the field would be huge as well. Nebraska has not had a tight that could do that in quite some time. He would certainly be an exception to this.

Currently, the 2021 Nebraska football recruiting class ranks 14th nationally and fourth overall in the Big Ten per the 247Sports Team Rankings. It seems as though they are making a concerted effort to try and build the class up as they look towards the future. The fact that Nebraska is getting positive feedback from recruits is a great sign. Building a program takes time, and with how well Nebraska is doing in this class, it’s an affirmation that things may be working.

I really hope Fidone comes to Lincoln. He would be an immediate asset in the passing game, and he would allow Nebraska to have another weapon on the field. I’m not going to get my hopes up just yet, but it looks like that may be the case. This would make him a staple of the 2021 class, and give the program that signature recruit that they have seem to be able to get over the past couple of years.

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