Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Keelan Smith legacy commit, baseball loses again, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers got another commit on Friday, and that particular commit is a legacy of epic proportions since he’s the son of Neil Smith.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ now have six commits in their 2024 class and the latest shows that while the Huskers haven’t landed the legacy commit they desperately want, they are making an impression with the kids and siblings of players who used to play in Lincoln.

Unlike his famous father, Neil, Keelan Smith isn’t a defensive lineman. He’s quite a bit smaller as he played wide receiver and defensive back in high school.

The 3-star prospect was basically choosing between his native Missouri Tigers or the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It appears that staying home lost out to playing for the same school that his Hall of Fame father did. That’s certainly a big boon for the Nebraska football team.

If he can have a 100th of the impact Neil Smith did on his defense, then Keelan Smith is a big get for Matt Rhule and company who are on a bit of a roll when it comes to recruiting the 2024 class.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are now ranked 24th in the team rankings by On3, and Smith is the 5th commit Rhule and company have nabbed since April 1.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • The Nebraska football team isn’t the only one that got a commitment on Friday. The Nebraska Women’s basketball team reeled in one of the best recruits in the 2025 class in McKenzie Mathurin.

  • It wasn’t all good news on Friday. Despite holding a 2-1 lead into the 5th inning against 23rd-ranked Maryland, the Nebraska baseball team lost again, 8-4. It’s the 7th lost in their last 10 following a sweep over Northwestern.

  • Nebraska baseball also had a spot of good news just ahead of the weekend. The Huskers landed yet another commit in the 2024 class. This time it was Canadian import Riley Silva who will patrol the outfield for the Nebraska Cornhuskers next year.