Nebraska football recruiting has been on a roll all summer. However, it’s also hit a bit of a lull outside of a couple of commits. It appears that things are about to ramp up again.
“Things” could ramp up in a very big way for Nebraska football recruiting can manage to reel in an official visit from the top offensive tackle target in the country for the 2024 class. It appears that may become a reality in the near future.
Brandon Baker, 5-star offensive tackle out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California could be coming to Lincoln in the fall. Adam Gorney, a National Recruiting Director for Rivals, reported late last week that Baker is still very much considering the Huskers.
Even better news is that if Baker does come to see what Nebraska football has to offer this fall, he’ll push back a commitment announcement until December. It seems at that point his recruitment will come down to signing day.
Nebraska football and the implications of Brandon Baker
The news has to be seen as a positive for the Cornhuskers, considering there was a time when everyone considered Nebraska as being left in the dust for the prospect. It appears Donovan Raiola and Matt Rhule have made an impression.
That doesn’t mean getting Baker to Lincoln is “job done.” According to both On3 and Rivals, he’s almost assuredly going to be an Oregon Duck eventually. So far, 247Sports is the lone holdout among the big recruiting services regarding a prediction.
Here’s hoping the guys over there know something the others don’t.
Baker’s recruitment is a continuation of what has been a renewed focus on the offensive line in the last few months. Nebraska football recruiting has already stolen one away from Oregon (and Alabama) in Preston Taumua.
Brandon Baker has taken three official visits so far with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns, and Georgia Bulldogs in June. If Nebraska football can get him to campus, that would be a big, big step in the right direction.