Assessing Nebraska football’s position following a momentous recruiting weekend

Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end Travis Vokolek celebrates his touchdown (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end Travis Vokolek celebrates his touchdown (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football team just wrapped up a massive recruiting weekend. So where do the Huskers stand, and are commits about to surface?

The Nebraska football team is about to head into a recruiting dead period. However, before that period arrived, the Huskers hosted a bunch of recruits they hope to lock down for the 2024 class.

Officially, no scholarship player has come out of the weekend pledging they are new commits, but it appears that things are looking good for several prospects in Lincoln over the last few days.

Nebraska football looking to wrap things up

  • Carter Nelson is the state’s top prospect in the 2024 class. There was a time when it felt like the Ainsworth product might be slipping out of Matt Rhule’s hands. That seems to have changed on Saturday as one recruiting expert after another made predictions that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were going to land Carter sooner rather than later. It’s gotten to the point now that 247Sports believes the big tight end is a lock to be a Husker.
  • Grant Brix isn’t anywhere near the lock that Carter Nelson appears to be, but the offensive lineman who is the top prospect in the state of Iowa reportedly liked what he saw from the Nebraska football team. Experts are also a bit more split on where Brix might land. 247Sports believes he’s Kansas State’s to lose but On3 believes the Huskers made up some ground in a neck-and-neck race.
  • Ernest Campbell is a 4-star wide receiver out of Texas that certainly fits the profile of the kind of player Matt Rhule and his staff absolutely love. It appears they did a very good job of showing that love as the Nebraska football team is considered the “new leader” among most recruiting experts. On3 has the Cornhuskers with a 67 percent chance of landing the pass catcher any day now.
  • Kewan Lacy qualifies as the top Nebraska football running back target still out there and just like Campbell, it appears as though the Huskers managed to make quite an impression. Lacy had a heavy lean to Ole Miss and Lane Kiffin. It appears for now that Matt Rhule has NU as the new leader.
  • Quinn Clark is a bit of a diamond in the rough type prospect, but the Huskers are clearly quite interested in what the son of former Nebraska football running back, Ken Clark, has to offer. It would be a shock if they don’t land this receiver prospect.
  • Rex Guthrie is a safety out of Colorado who has been offered by the Huskers and the Wyoming Cowboys. It seems extremely likely that he’s going to end up a member of the Nebraska football team. It would seem hard to see him not playing in Lincoln next fall.