The Nebraska football team had hoped to make some inroads with a top running back in the 2024 class, but it looks like things went wrong.
Of course, when it comes to recruiting, even a team that was on the kind of roll that Nebraska football is on can see things go sideways quickly. Things certainly appear to have gone sideways in regards to Nathaniel Frazier.
It wasn’t that long ago that Nebraska football recruiting seemed to be gaining ground on possibly collecting a commitment from the 5-star running back prospect. Unfortunately, now that the back has announced when he’s going to commit, the Huskers are on the outside looking in.
At the same time that Frazier said when he will be picking his school (August 6), he narrowed down the schools that are still in the running to four. He told On3 that it’s come down to Alabama, Georgia, Oregon and Texas A&M.
It’s not like Nebraska football fans should be surprised that if that’s the competition, the Huskers aren’t able to fight them off. As good as head coach Matt Rhule has done in bucking the downward recruiting trend the Cornhuskers had been on the last few years, he’s not a miracle worker.
It’s going to take some wins, actually a lot of wins; before Nebraska football can really hope to lure the cream of the crop to Lincoln on a regular basis. Husker Nation should have learned that lesson in spades earlier this spring when Dylan Raiola’s flirtation ended with a commitment to Georgia.
Nebraska football could suffer a few losses next week
While it looks like it’s back to the drawing board for running back, that might not be the only setback Rhule’s crew takes this coming week.
Like Frazier, there was a time when the Nebraska football program looked like they were close to getting the commitment of Stone Saunders. The Pennsylvania quarterback is set to announce his commitment two days before Frazier.
At this point, it doesn’t feel like the Cornhuskers have much of a shot of landing the much-touted signal caller. The Kentucky Wildcats appear to have moved into a situation where they are almost a lock.