The Nebraska basketball team is working hard to transform itself through the transfer portal with players like Hunter Sallis, but Fred Hoiberg also knows that the only way to really get the Huskers on the right track is to haul in talented High School players as well. And on Monday, Hoiberg hosted one of the most talented high school players in the 2025 class in Koa Peat.
Peat is the third overall prospect in the 2025 class and is rated as a 5-star player because of it. Unsurprisingly, the small forward has some of the best schools in the country coming calling. It would seem that in a situation like this, Nebraska basketball would have almost no shot of actually landing Peat, but there is a bit of an inside track. Peat is technically a legacy prospect, though his brother wasn’t a Nebrasketball star.
Koa Peat‘s older brother is former Nebraska football player Todd Peat Jr. who played on the Huskers’ defensive line in 2011 and 2012. Interestingly enough, the former defensive player transferred from the Nebraska football team after those two seasons so it’s a bit odd that the family has such strong ties that Koa was willing to pay a visit to Lincoln.
Nebraska basketball hoping for legacy get
The 6-foot-8, 215-pounder was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the Adidas 3SSB Chapter 1 AAU tournament with his Compton Magic over the weekend. Koa Peat and his family decided it was an opportune time to travel from the neighboring state to Lincoln on Sunday night and are staying through Monday evening.
The Peat family, who have a long history of athletes both in football and now basketball, have apparently been keeping close tabs on Nebraska basketball. That allowed Hoiberg to get his foot in the door.
In some regards, this recruitment might feel a bit reminiscent of the recruitment of Dylan Raiola. Except it feels like even more of a long shot for Nebraska basketball.