Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers become first offer for Omaha tackle

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When it comes to Nebraska football recruiting, things seem to be heating up a bit with the new staff. Mickey Joseph has made more than a few comments about the fact that he doesn’t expect to let the Huskers’ recruiting fall by the wayside, even if it’s not a guarantee that he’ll be around to see the kids he’s recruiting come to Lincoln.

One of the biggest developments in the Nebraska football recruiting world these days is the fact that the Huskers are the first team to offer a big offensive tackle out of Omaha Central. Caleb Pyfrom might not be getting a ton of attention from Power 5 schools, but it looks like he might be catching some more eyes in the very near future.

Pyfrom is still under the radar when it comes to the 2024 class but the fact that he already stands 6’6″ and weighs in at 300 pounds has apparently caught the attention of Joseph and company. There could be an added reason why Nebraska football recruiting efforts have zeroed in on the Omaha native, considering there has been quite a bit of talk about how former head coach Scott Frost was negligent when it came to in-state recruiting.

It appears as though the interim head coach is making sure that people know he understands it’s important to lock down the state. It’s possible that the former Husker QB is also trying to demonstrate to the next head coach, should it be someone else, the blueprint for returning Nebraska football recruiting back to where it was not that long ago.

In the final years of Mike Riley and the early years of the Frost regime, the Huskers were routinely ranked in the Top 25 recruiting classes. That ranking took a tumble last year and wasn’t looking great before Frost was shown the door.

While it will likely be a while before Caleb Pyfrom makes a decision, the Huskers have their foot in the door. That could be very important for the future of Nebraska football recruiting.