Nebraska Cornhuskers Recruiting news: QB decommit, surprise portal visitor, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule speaks at the introductory press conference(Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule speaks at the introductory press conference(Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports) /

Since Matt Rhule took over the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, there have been some good and bad days. This weekend was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the staff’s recruiting efforts alone.

The Huskers nabbed one commit in Kwinten Ives but also lost the only quarterback commit of the class on Sunday night in William Watson. While that’s a bit of a bummer, it’s hardly a surprise.

Since Rhule took over, there have been rumors that the Nebraska Cornhuskers recruiting efforts . There’s even been some talk that the new staff didn’t even talk to the quarterback recruit, who Mark Whipple reeled in.

On Sunday, Watson made his departure official as he announced a commitment to Virginia Tech. The question now is whether or not the Huskers will go after another high school quarterback or go all in on Georgia Tech transfer portal target Jeff Sims.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers Recruiting News

While Rhule and his staff are focusing quite a bit on the transfer portal and wrapping up the 2023 class, they aren’t ignoring the 2024 class entirely. On Sunday, the Huskers offered 2024 3-star defensive back prospect Kenny Woseley Jr. Woseley hails from Pennsylvania and already has over 20 offers. Those offers includes schools like Georgia, Florida and Michigan.

Speaking of the transfer portal, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team had a big visitors’ weekend and that apparently included one transfer portal target that was a bit of a secret. Arizona State offensive lineman Ben Scott was in Lincoln to check out what the Huskers had to offer and would be quite the get if Matt Rhule could reel him in.

Rhule and his staff are lining up future visits while trying to lockdown the guys that were in town this weekend. That includes a visit to town next weekend from 3-star defensive back Rahmir Stewart. Interestingly enough, Stewart and Woseley of the Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia. It’s clear that Rhule has a good relationship with that school, thanks to his Temple coaching days.

When it comes to Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball, Fred Hoiberg is trying to build on the positives of this early season success and recruiting. That’s why he had a visitor in the form of Colorado power forward Baye Ndongo. Ndongo is said to have liked the atmosphere of the game against Purdue. Whether that’s enough to win him over will be seen in the near future.