Nebraska football: Does James Carnie’s decommitment help Huskers?

A playmaking tight end is on the market for Nebraska football.

You know I love to talk about Nebraska football recruiting. I especially love to talk about potential big-time prospects that could be heading Nebraska’s way. On Saturday, there was some movement on the James Carnie front.

Saturday, he announced on his social media he was  decommitting from Miami (Ohio), and that his recruitment is open.

Coincidentally, or perhaps maybe not, his first offer following the announcement was from Iowa. Now, I don’t have to tell any of you guys that Iowa is a big-time tight end school. Already, Nebraska football is going to have to battle with them for Carnie. Nothing like a little recruiting battle, right?

Carnie is currently a three-star recruit. He is the 85th overall tight end in the 2021 class, and the seventh overall player in the class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports Team Rankings.

Truthfully, I saw Carnie’s commitment opening from the get-go. It’s just what happens when prospects commit to smaller schools. Initially, they love the school. However, if they perform well  at showcases and they do well, other schools will begin to come calling. I think Carnie’s experiencing that a little bit right now.

Nebraska football has had tremendous luck at the tight end position over the past couple of weeks. Adding Carnie would be a huge get for the program. It would officially make the tight end position one of the most desirable targets on the entire offense.

However, whether we like to admit it or not, Iowa  has managed to dominate the tight end position over the past couple of years. Nebraska football is certainly going to have to fight with the Hawkeyes, among others, for Carnie. I’ll be interested to see where this recruitment goes.

No longer is Nebraska the type of school that is going to avoid the tight end position completely. Now, they have made it clear that they want the tight end position to be not only a source of production, but a source of solid play as well.

Hopefully, Nebraska football can land him. At this point, I don’t even care if they have a ton of tight end depth. I just want them to land playmakers. Carnie certainly fits that bill, and he would bring yet another jolt to the offense. The fact that he is local is also a huge bonus. It never hurts to have too many  players with Nebraska ties.