Nebraska Football Recruiting: Floodgates opening for Omaha target

A fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches action late in the fourth quarter (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
A fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches action late in the fourth quarter (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

Nebraska football recruiting efforts have been moving at a breakneck pace since the season got started. Especially since Mickey Joseph was named the interim head coach. He and his staff have been handing out a ton of offers. While some of those offers have had people scratching their heads, the way the floodgates have opened for one target demonstrates the current coaching staff know what they’re doing.

Back in September, Joseph turned the Nebraska football recruiting efforts toward Omaha Central offensive tackle Caleb Pyfrom. At the time, the Huskers were the first FBS offer for Pyfrom but since that offer, it appears that the floodgates have opened.

A little over a week after the Nebraska Cornhuskers got their foot in the door, the Kansas Jayhawks came calling with an official offer of their own. On Friday, yet another Power 5 school came calling as the Missouri Tigers issued an offer of their own.

Caleb Pyfrom announced the newest offer on his Twitter account and, in the process, showed just how quickly things are starting to move for the 2024 prospect.

Now that the floodgates are officially open, it stands to reason that even more Power 5 programs are going to come calling. The offensive tackle, who already stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 300 pounds, is currently a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports but that could change in the coming months. He’s also considered the number four player in the state of Nebraska for his class.

When it comes to Nebraska football recruiting, it does appear that the Huskers being the first to give Pyfrom an official offer was a smart move for the staff. On3 currently projects that he’s going to be a heavy lean to the Huskers, though the Jayhawks have an outside shot.

Since Caleb Pyfrom is part of the 2024 class, his commitment likely isn’t coming for a while yet. If Nebraska football wants to turn this thing around, they’re going to have to start locking down the state. Nabbing this talented offensive tackle would be a big step in the right direction.