The Nebraska football teasm is hosting a new 2025 quarterback and that might not be a great sign when it comes to their chances with Stone Saunders.
Recruiting moves fast in the college football world. But has the Nebraska football team moved on from one of the top 2025 quarterback prospects in the country?
More accurately, has Stone Saunders moved on from Nebraska football? An unofficial weekend visit from Carson Boyd may mean that the Huskers are indeed looking for a backup plan.
Boyd confirmed that he will be in Lincoln this weekend as part of a massive group of recruits taking visits just ahead of Nebraska football’s fall camp kickoff. The 5-foot-10, 174-pound quarterback prospect is considered a 3-star type recruit out of St. Louis, Missouri.
The dual-threat signal caller is gaining momentum in the 2025 recruiting class. He currently boasts eight official offers, including from West Virginia, Purdue, and Texas A&M. At the moment, it appears the front-runner for Boyd is Purdue.
Interestingly enough, he doesn’t yet have an official offer from the Nebraska football program. But this weekend would be far from the first time that a prospect came into Lincoln without a scholarship offer and left with one in hand.
If Boyd leaves with an official offer, is it because the Husker coaches think they might have lost out on Pennsylvania’s Stone Saunders? It feels like that could be the direction things are moving.
Stone Saunders moving away from Nebraska football?
Saunders was one of the first quarterback prospects that Matt Rhule pursued when he first arrived in Lincoln. Over the course of the last six months, the Huskers’ have seemingly ebbed and flowed when it came to where they stood with the big-armed quarterback.
The Nebraska football team will get a definitive answer on where they stand not long after fall camp starts. On Friday morning, Saunders announced he will commit on the evening of August 4.
While the Cornhuskers might have been the front-runner at one point, it doesn’t appear they’re there now. Most of the big recruiting services out there right now believe that the Kentucky Wildcats are the team to beat.
247Sports has gone so far as to say it’s a moral lock that Stone Saunders will head to the SEC. On3 is close behind, saying there’s a 93 percent chance he’s not headed to the Nebraska football program.
While the coaches don’t rely on those services to tell them where things are headed, the visit of Carson Boyd seems to indicate they know the 2025 quarterback recruiting landscape has changed.