Nebraska Football: Huskers officially get their quarterback commit

Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coach Matt Rhule (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coach Matt Rhule (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports /

The Nebraska football team has its quarterback commitment for the 2024 class. It’s just not the one Husker fans thought they were getting back in March.

Over the last six months, most of the focus was on Dylan Raiola and the “will he won’t he” soap opera that trailed along the top prospect in the 2024 class. When the legacy prospect chose Georgia, that soap opera went by the wayside.

A new soap opera arose on Friday when Bellevue West prospect Daniel Kaelin decommitted from the Missouri Tigers and almost immediately started getting predictions that he was Huskers-bound. On Saturday morning, he made it official.

Kaelin announced his new school on Twitter, and the Nebraska football fan base wasted no time in celebrating the latest get. That included Huskers head coach Matt Rhule retweeting the announcement video.

Kaelin’s commitment answers the big question that was hanging over Nebraska football since Raiola picked the Bulldogs and the other quarterback who has an offer in the 2024 class, Cutter Boley picked the Kentucky Wildcats.

Was Nebraska going to just not take a QB in this class? Would they double down on 2025? Turns out the coaching staff had an ace in the hole.

Nebraska football gets its 2024 QB

Kaelin might not be anywhere near as hyped as Raiola, but he’s still among the best prospects in the state and had plenty of attention from FBS schools.

In total, the Bellevue West signal caller had 15 total offers from FBS schools that included Florida State, Miami and Michigan State in addition to Nebraska and Missouri. It’s not a mystery why so many schools saw something they liked in him either.

Last season, Kaelin threw for nearly 4,000 yards and tossed 41 touchdown passes to just 7 interceptions. There is also an added bonus to landing the quarterback.

The Nebraska football team is hard charging after one of his teammates in Isaiah McMorris. McMorris just happened to be Kaelin’s favorite target last year. Perhaps a future teammup is in the works as well.