Nebraska Football: Could Nebraska steal local, committed tight end?

Could Nebraska Football swoop in?

As some of you may have heard, the Warren Academy showcase was on Saturday. At the showcase were two potential Nebraska football tight end targets.

One of them was Thomas Fidone. Fidone has been connected with Nebraska ever sense he began his recruitment process. Another tight end who was also at the event was James Carnie. Committed to Miami (Ohio), Carnie is a Nebraska native, and it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the Huskers are right in his backyard.

With Carnie a Nebraska football fan, a commitment to the program would make sense. Does Nebraska have a shot at letting him?

According to a report from Mike Shaefer of 247Sports ,Nebraska has told Carnie that they are waiting for a couple dominoes to fall at the position before extending him an offer. One of those dominoes is Fidone. He is on the list of many college teams, Nebraska included.

For his part, Carnie performed well at the event. He ran a 40 time of 4.6 seconds, and weighed in at 222 pounds.

The three-star tight end is rated the 95th overall tight end in his class, and the sixth overall player in his class from Nebraska per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Aside from his commitment to Miami, he also has a plethora of smaller schools that have extended him an offer.

He performed well at a high level for Norris High School last year. He recorded 32 catches for 486 yards and four touchdowns.

When I take a look at what he brings to the table, he brings a little bit of everything. He is very fast out of his break, and can evade defenders with ease. Not only that, he is very good at finding the ball, and putting himself in good positions to make a catch.

He would definitely give Nebraska another big weapon at the tight end position. With how wide-open the offense could potentially be, he would be a perfect fit for it.

I’ll be interested to see if there’s any movement on his end in regards to him switching to Nebraska. Anything is possible, and after a big day on Saturday, I wouldn’t doubt it.

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First, Fidone’s recruitment has a domino effect. We have to see where he goes first, and hopefully he ends up in Lincoln. Even still, Nebraska would be wise to offer a player right in their backyard. In recruiting, anything can happen.