Nebraska Football loses out on pair of recruits despite planned official visits to Lincoln

Oct 29, 2022; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes fan reacts following the loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2022; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes fan reacts following the loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Nebraska football team lost out on a couple of recruits who pulled the trigger on commitments to other schools before they got to see Lincoln.

The Nebraska football team has itself a very good 2023 so far. That includes hauling in not, not two but three commits on Father’s Day. That doesn’t mean that Matt Rhule and his staff are flawless or always get their man.

In fact, it appears there are at least two Nebraska football targets that slipped through their fingers over the weekend. Two players that the Huskers were hoping to get to Lincoln in Micah Ka’apana and Charles Anderson, Jr, both committed elsewhere.

The Nebraska football team losing out on Ka’apana and Anderson are bad news. That Ka’apana, a 3-star running back committed to Michigan, adds insult to injury. Anderson going to Texas Tech hurts a bit less.

Anderson has not yet rated a star rating from the primary recruiting services, considering he’s currently ranked as the 67th defensive lineman in the 2024 class. However, he is someone who has been getting more attention from Power 5 schools all the time.

Anderson is also a Texas recruit, and that’s been something Rhule’s staff has found quite important. The good news is that Nebraska football could still steal him away from Texas Tech.

Nebraska football moves on

The timing of these commits is interesting if only because they both had official visits to Lincoln. Obviously both kids wanted to end their recruitment process and just move onto the next phase.

That’s not a surprise considering how many 2024 prospects the Huskers have locked up and it’s not even the end of the month yet.

It is, of course, also possible that being committed doesn’t mean that they won’t decide to take visits to see what Nebraska football has to offer before signing day.