Nebraska Football: Program recruiting hard for impact at tight end position

As most of you know by now, the Nebraska football program is in the market for a tight end. According to several reports, they have their eye set on two.

We all know about Thomas Fidone and Nebraska’s desire to get him to come to Lincoln. However, it appears that the team has a backup plan should Fidone not come to campus. The team has been in contact with Eric Olson. The six-foot-five, 230 pound prospect from Littleton, Colorado is a three-star prospect. He is the 19th overall tight end in his class, and the fifth overall player from the state of Colorado per the 247Sports Composite rankings. A member of the class of 2021, he has an extensive offer sheet.

In addition to Nebraska, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn ,Colorado, and Louisville are among the schools that have extended offers his way. He is currently being recruited to Lincoln by Barrett Rudd and Sean Beckton.

He caught 28 passes for 533 yards, and nine touchdowns for Heritage High School in Littleton Colorado.

What could he bring to Nebraska football? He gives them the ultimate playmaker downfield. Using his six-foot-five frame, he was able to go up and get passes that were thrown to him in the highlights I saw. A tight end that can stretch the field is something that Nebraska has needed for quite some time. He is not the fastest player on the field, but tight ends normally are not.

He would give Nebraska a playmaking weapon from the position, and an instant red-zone threat. Particularly last year, they could have used a tight end in the red zone.

Currently, the 2021 Nebraska football recruiting class is strong. The class ranks 38th overall nationally, and 11th in the Big Ten. If they can land a couple more commitments with four-star grades or better, that could really vault the class up even further. So far, the 2021 class is extremely strong. I can’t wait to see who else they fill it out with.

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I like the fact that Nebraska is recruiting the position hard. This was one area of weakness specifically that I saw last year. They didn’t have a consistent playmaker at the position. Jack Stoll and Austin Allen were certainly good tight ends . However, it seemed like the offense did not throw their way and were afraid to. Maybe with a bona fide playmaker, tight end could become a focal point of the offense

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