Nebraska Football: Thomas Fidone’s accolades continue to roll in

The Nebraska Football commit was honored this week.

The future is now for Nebraska football, and earlier this week, one of the top members of the 2021 class got some recognition. Tight end Thomas Fidone was honored with the 2020 Max Preps Iowa High School Player of the Year award on Thursday.

The honor was well-deserved, as Fidone recorded 43 passes for 845 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was truly a major weapon for Council Bluffs, and basically solidified his status as one of the top tight ends in the country. Now, he will look to bring that playmaking ability to the Nebraska football program.

For a program lacking that type of playmaking ability at the tight end position, he should ignite life into the position. When you look at the way he spreads the field as well as the way he can make things happen after the catch, this seems like a perfect match for Nebraska. With how difficult the schedule is for the program in the 2021 season, he could be the jolt that Nebraska needs to make the next step as a program.

The tight end position should be a focal point of the offense, and Fidone will certainly be a big part of that. They are he started to focus on it a bit more last year. Now, it should be a major part of what the Nebraska offense does on the field.

When you look at some of the additions that Nebraska football was able to add from the transfer portal, you can sense a theme with the additions: big-time playmakers. Coming in as a freshman next year, Fidone should certainly be able to add to that. I frankly, I am not surprised that he was able to pick up another accolade. He is just that good.

I can’t wait until he dons the Nebraska football uniform. Hopefully he will be able to become a fixture of the offense for years to come. He was Nebraska’s crown jewel of the 2021 class, and the buzz surrounding him is certainly warranted.