Nebraska Football set to host edge rusher visitor just ahead of fall camp

Nebraska football Head coach Matt Rhule of Nebraska Cornhuskers walks off the field (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Nebraska football Head coach Matt Rhule of Nebraska Cornhuskers walks off the field (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska football team is going to be hosting an edge rusher prospect just before the team is set to start its first camp under Matt Rhule.

The following two weeks for Nebraska football is going to be action-packed. On July 26, the Huskers will head to Indianapolis for Big Ten Media Days. Then, just five days later, Matt Rhule and his coaching staff will officially begin their first fall camp, even though it’s obviously not the fall yet.

Between those two dates, the Nebraska football team will be doing some pretty important recruiting. 3-star edge rusher Devoux Tautaga out of Utah, plans to head to Lincoln on July 28. It’s the latest sign that Rhule and his crew are about to enter the busiest time of the year.

Tautaga is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound edge from Cedar Valley High School out of Eagle Mountain. In his junior season, he made a name for himself as a scourge of opposing quarterbacks. In ten games last season, he had 32 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and 11 hurries.

One of the most interesting tidbits about his visit to Lincoln is that the 2024 prospect is almost exclusively being recruited by West Coast schools. Nebraska football and Tennessee are currently the only programs that have offered the defender from the Pac-12 or Mountain West.

Is Nebraska football in the driver’s seat for Devoux Tautaga?

The fact that the Huskers are one of the only teams outside of the West Coast going hard after Tautaga makes it hard to gauge just where they stand. However, that he’s planning on heading to Lincoln certainly isn’t a bad sign.

Recruiting analysts are split on just where the pass rusher-extraordinaire will end up. Rivals’ FutureCast calls it a 64 percent chance of becoming a member of the Nebraska football team. On3 believes Oregon is in the lead with a 42 percent chance of winning this recruiting battle.

The people from 247Sports are currently holding off on making any kind of prediction.

Nebraska football recruiting has been on a real roll the last few weeks. While the commitments haven’t been coming in at the same pace they were in June, the Huskers did just reel in Hawaii’s top prospect in Preston Taumua.

That was a bit of an upset. Nebraska football is looking for another one towards the end of the month.