Nebraska Football Recruiting: ‘Coach Prime’ comes calling for Bellevue West QB

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When it comes to rivalries, it looks like one centered on Nebraska football recruiting and Colorado Buffaloes recruiting is alive and well and will continue well into 2024. That’s because the Buffs and “Coach Prime,” Deion Sanders have issued a brand new offer to Bellevue West quarterback Daniel Kaelin.

Kaelin is seen as the third-best prospect in Nebraska’s 2024 class and the 42nd-best signal caller in the country for that year. Nebraska football recruiting has a bit of a leg up on him at the moment, according to most of the big recruiting services, but the more schools that come calling, the less of a grip Matt Rhule is going to have on the local kid.

Kaelin already had some pretty heavy hitters come calling for his services. In addition to the Cornhuskers, the Bellevue West product has offers from Michigan State, Missouri,  Florida State and now Colorado.

Deion Sanders has juiced up Colorado’s recruiting efforts this season with quite a haul in the 2023 class. Now he’s looking to keep his own tempo going by taking players from Nebraska football recruiting’s backyard.

There’s no wonder as to why Daniel Kaelin is seeing more interest from Power 5 schools. After seeing limited action in his freshman and sophomore seasons, he exploded on the scene for Bellevue West in 2022.

He finished his junior season with 3,186 yards, 36 touchdowns (3 more on the ground) and just seven interceptions while completing 63.6 percent of his passes. Now it looks like Coach Prime and the Nebraska football recruiting efforts are clashing for another player.

It’s been a bit of a back and forth as far as who has the upper hand in this renewed rivalry. The Huskers were able to snag the state’s best in Malachi Coleman this cycle. He signed with the Huskers just a few days after visiting Boulder. However, Deion Sanders wasn’t one to take that loss lying down.

Just a few days later, Colorado secured the signature of former Nebraska football commit Omarion Miller.

Now Nebraska football recruiting followers will have to hold their breath for the next several months to see where Daniel Kaelin ends up.