Nebraska Football: Coach Wager rolls out first look at ‘Thunder and Lightning’

Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end runs for a touchdown (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end runs for a touchdown (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football team has made the tight end position a priority in the 2024 recruiting class and Coach Wager showed off what might be.

One of the most entertaining things to watch about the way that Nebraska football recruiting is done under Matt Rhule is how often Husker commits work really hard at peer recruiting. Daniel Kaelin has led the charge in that aspect, but he’s far from the only one doing it.

Over the weekend, more than a few Nebraska football recruits were clearly trying to work their magic on uncommitted prospects. Count commit Ian Flynt as one of those working hard to get Carter Nelson on board. He teamed up with what will be his position coach when he gets to Lincoln to show off what could be should Nelson decide to do the same.

Flynt’s dad, Darren showed off that potential future scenario and attributed to tight ends coach Bob Wager a line that could certainly get Nebraska football fans excited. Should Nelson decide to add his name to the 2024 commitment list, he and Flynt could be one heck of a young duo, a potential “Thunder and Lightning” at the position.

Nebraska football going hard at tight end

Nelson is not only the top prospect in the state, but it would appear he’s the top prospect left on Matt Rhule’s board. There was a time when despite both things being true, it appeared as though the Huskers might lose out on Nelson to either Georgia or Notre Dame.

The tide may have turned in that regard. I said earlier this month that the Huskers would get one last shot at Nelson. It appears they made the most of it.

One has to think that being able to envision who Nelson would play beside and how everyone would be used was attractive. The Nebraska football coaching staff and the guys they’ve brought in seem to mesh well. Here’s hoping “Thunder and Lightning” takes the field for the Huskers in 2024.