Nebraska football recruiting prospect Joseph Filardi has been named among the best quarterbacks in the state for the upcoming season. Coming off a 2023 season that saw the signal caller get named All-County, it’s clear the Husker target is seeing his stock rise, even months before fall camp starts.
The Half Hollows West product certainly has the kind of profile that Nebraska football recruiting would seemingly zero in on. In 2023 he threw for 2,028 yards with 32 touchdowns compared to just eight interceptions. He also did damage on the ground with 79 carries for 642 yards and three touchdowns.
The move away from Casey Thompson and towards Jeff Sims certainly seems to indicate that Nebraska football recruiting is far more focused on very mobile quarterbacks who can also throw, rather than more traditional pocket passers that NU was leaning towards under Scott Frost and Mark Whipple.
It’s those stats that landed Filardi near the top of the list of a New York State recruiting analyst. That analyst put together a list of the Top 10 public school quarterbacks in the area and the possible Huskers target popped up at #2.
Nebraska football recruiting prospect getting more praise
Because Filardi isn’t eligible to sign with anyone until 2025, there hasn’t been the attention on a quarterback ranking that high as of yet. However, he has managed to take a couple of trips to Power 5 programs such as Syracuse and Nebraska.
As of yet, the Huskers have not made an official scholarship offer to Filardi but that may be just because they’re waiting to see how 2024 shakes out at the position.
For now, Nebraska football recruiting is just keeping tabs on the kid who appears to be a weapon when dishing it off to his receivers or keeping the ball himself. If he can start to put up similar numbers in 2023 to what he did in 2022, it seems unlikely he’ll be a relative unknown for long.