Nebraska Football: 3 things to know about the Kewan Lacy commit

Nebraska football running back is tackled (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Nebraska football running back is tackled (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska football team added yet another commit in what has been a wild time over the last few weeks and this might end up being one of the best gets.

Nebraska football recruiting continues to be on one heck of a roll as Matt Rhule and his staff head into the dead period. Monday was yet another good day for the new coaching staff as they secured yet another commitment. This time, Kewan Lacy was the man who pulled the trigger.

Nebraska football gets first running back in the class

Lacy’s commitment is a big one for no other reason than he’s the first running back in a 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class that is filling up rather quickly. Lacy is the 19th member of a class that at the moment is pretty heavy on defensive players, offensive linemen and wide receivers.

There’s also quarterback Daniel Kaelin. Now the Huskers have their first rusher of the 2024 and the second running back to commit under Matt Rhule and EJ Barthel. He’ll join Kwinten Ives as the backs imported by the new staff.

Kewan Lacy was stolen out from under Ole Miss’ nose

Lacy had plenty of options for a school to commit to. Those include the likes of Miami, Ohio State and yes, Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss. Quite a bit was made of a tweet that Matt Rhule sent out over the weekend.

Those close to the program thought it might be about flipping Lacy away from the SEC school. It appears that is indeed the case. It appears that Kiffin’s mess up was that he wasn’t able to close Lacy when he had the chance, leading to a visit this past weekend and eventual commitment to Nebraska football.

Texas commits keep pouring in

Not only is Lacy the 19th member of the class, he’s also the sixth commit of the 2024 class from Texas to commit. That matches the number of Texas recruits Matt Rhule brought in for the 2023 class, not counting transfers.

Rhule and company have made it very clear that they want to recruit Texas hard. They’re having quite a bit of success so far. They truly believe that’s how to turn the Nebraska football program around.