Nebraska Cornhuskers lock in visit from 2024 big man Trent Burns

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg calls for a timeout (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg calls for a timeout (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team might lean heavily on transfer to shore up the roster most of the time, but Fred Hoiberg is far from ignoring some of the top high school targets in the country.

That focus on high school prospects for the 2024 recruiting class has helped the team lock in a visit from one of the biggest big men on the market. To say that center is a position that has been a position of weakness for the Huskers since Hoiberg took over would be an understatement. That’s why Burns’ visit is so important.

The 3-star 7-foot-2 center out of Texas is set to visit Lincoln on September 29. That coincides with the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team playing the Michigan Wolverines. It’s a safe bet Burns is going to get a magnificent view of that game. It’s also a safe bet that if everything goes right before it, Memorial Stadium is going to be rocking.

When it comes to showing what the Huskers fan base is capable of, a Nebraska football game is quite the tool.

Nebraska Cornhuskers need Trent Burns

The Nebraska basketball team could use a player with speed and athleticism. As Cornhuskers Wire points out, recruiting experts believe he’s a total package.

"“It starts with the 7-foot-2 frame, but watching him play, he moves well, showing fluidity, and he has a touch that extends beyond the three-point arc off the catch. He is not there yet, but monitor how he continues to progress. A lot of natural tools to like.”"

A guy that size that can actually shoot beyond the arc is exactly the kind of player that Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team likes under Hoiberg.

Of course, locking in a September visit doesn’t mean they’ve secured a commitment. Burns is also scheduled to visit Missouri on September 1st. The 2024 big man has already taken official visits to Purdue and Rice.

In addition to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the center has said he might visit Ohio State and Penn State this fall.