In recent classes, Nebraska football has made it a point to get playmakers at the tight end position. Thursday, they got one for the 2023 class in Benjamin Brahmer.
Brahmer is not ranked in the 247Sports Composite or regular rankings. Aside from the fact that he is a good playmaker, another positive of this commitment is that he is a Nebraska kid. He currently goes to Pierce High School.
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As a sophomore last season, he recorded 44 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns.
What could he bring to the Nebraska football program? Watching his highlights, it was very obvious that he was an athletic mismatch to any defenders he went up against. Measuring in at six-foot-five, 185 pounds, his athleticism was extremely impressive. He was able to go up and get passes, as well as run after the catch.
In addition to his athleticism, his speed was also very impressive to me. He is able to run like a wide receiver, and is impressive after the catch. That skill set will definitely come in handy, as Nebraska football is beginning to try and get big-time playmakers at the position. His speed will undoubtedly be an asset, especially with how Nebraska football wants to use their tight ends in the future.
You heard me talk earlier in the week about how the Huskers want to use their tight ends more vertically. His style of play would be perfect for what Nebraska football is trying to do in that regard. He has the size and strength to be able to be a big-time playmaker. Brahmer is a player who I would consider a major red zone target, and the one that I would definitely look for often over the course of a drive.
This is a good start for the Nebraska football 2023 recruiting class. Currently, Brahmer is the only commitment in the class. The Huskers have been busy recruiting over the last 24 hours, and it’s good to see them get at least a cornerstone commitment in the class. It will be interesting to see what they do from here and if that they will continue to build for 2023. They obviously are focused on 2022 right now.
In any event, the good vibes keep rolling at the tight end position. Nebraska has made that a position of emphasis over the past couple of recruiting classes. The fact that they were able to get a player to stay home is big as well. I can’t wait to see him on the field.