Nebraska Football Recruiting: In-state kicker set to announce commitment

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Nebraska football recruiting is ramping up quite a bit these days. There’s been some ups and downs, including the announcement that Ernest Hausmann is headed to Michigan. However, Matt Rhule and company could get a big win on Friday when one of its top in-state targets announces his college choice.

The 2023 recruiting class is an interesting one for Rhule and company. It doesn’t appear that the high school ranks will be that big. The Nebraska football recruiting efforts have been spread thin between high school plays and transfer portal targets. However, one area where the staff is focusing on from the high school ranks is the kicker, and it appears they have a great shot at reeling in a kicker prospect that has seen his stock rise over the last month.

Tristan Alvano announced on Thursday that he’ll be pulling the trigger on his school of choice on at 10:30 AM on Friday morning. When he does make that call, there is of course a chance that he might decide that one of the other schools that have come calling is the right call. But Matt Rhule and company look to be the front runners.

Part of the reason why Tristan Alvano isn’t totally locked down, is that the Nebraska football recruiting efforts zeroed in on him rather late. He had been offered a chance to walk on but it wasn’t until after his state title game that caught the country’s attention that he was offered a scholarship.

On the other hand, Rhule may not pay the price for that for a genuine reason. He had no say over when Tristan Alvano was offered since he wasn’t in Lincoln when this recruiting cycle started.

It also seems as if Rhule and his group have kept in contact with the Omaha Westside kicker. When he does announce, the Nebraska football recruiting efforts will have to fight off Boston College, Air Force, Army, and North Dakota State as the top candidates.