Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers the latest suitors for big offensive lineman

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Nebraska football recruiting has to keep moving right along, even while the program deals with some big changes with the coaching staff. Mickey Joseph and company offered up what appears to be the first official offer for the new regime when they offered 2024 offensive lineman Brandon Baker.

Interestingly enough, Donovan Raiola appears to be the lead recruiter for the Santa Ana 4-star prospect. That’s an interesting tidbit if only because the performance of the offensive line this year would seem to indicate that Raiola will be heading out of Lincoln at the end of the year.

Of course, when it comes to Nebraska football recruiting, the current staff has to behave as if they will be here when these players come to Lincoln for their college career. Still, an offer just a day after even more changes created some recruiting turmoil is certainly noteworthy.

When it comes to Brandon Baker, the number of schools the Nebraska football team is recruiting against are also noteworthy. According to On3, the team to beat for the offensive lineman’s services right now is USC and it’s safe to say beating Lincoln Riley out while the Huskers don’t have an official head coach is going to be a tall order.

Baker, who is considered the sixth best offensive tackle in the 2024 class and the 98th best player overall is going to be hard to reel in. Of course, the good news there is that the Nebraska football recruiting apparatus is going to have some extra time. He won’t be able to officially sign with a school until the December after this one.

By that point, AD Trev Alberts will have picked from the ever-growing list of potential candidates. In fact, one would hope that whoever is hired (*cough* Matt Campbell *cough*) will be coming off his first successful season of his regime.

Still, it’s going to be interesting to see how the Nebraska football team can hang not only with USC but Oregon, Miami, UCLA, Texas, LSU and other schools that aren’t dealing with the kind of drama that the Cornhuskers are these days.