The Nebraska football team is going hard after another top target of the Hawkeyes in a show that they are trying to cut the B1G rival off, recruiting-wise.
One of the most interesting twists of the Nebraska football recruiting efforts under Matt Rhule is how they aren’t really even trying to hide that they are going after the Iowa Hawkeyes’ top targets.
The Huskers have gone all in on offensive lineman Nick Brooks. They’re also pursuing 2025 quarterback Alex Manske. On that note, the Nebraska football team has taken the lead and could be the front runners. Now the huskers are gunning for 2025 athlete, Thomas Meyer.
Meyer is shooting up the charts as far as attention from top programs. Nebraska football is the fourth Big Ten program to come calling. Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have all offered the 3-star athlete as well.
The 6-foot-4, 215 pound athlete certainly looks like someone who will be able to play at the next level on either side of the ball. However, he looked especially like someone who could hang in the Big Ten when it comes to the defensive side of the ball.
As a sophomore at Clear Lake, he racked up 38 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. While that’s where he’s shone the most so far, he’s made it clear that he doesn’t have a preference, saying he’s “50/50” when it comes to playing offense or defense.
Nebraska football making inroads with neighboring recruits
The Huskers might be the latest offer for Thomas Meyer and they may have growing list of Big Ten programs coming calling, but they aren’t the only Power 5 teams coming calling. Iowa State, Kansas State and Kansas are also quite interested in the athlete.
At this point, it doesn’t appear any school is close to getting Meyer’s commitment. Though there is a front runner, according to most recruiting analysts. The Hawkeyes are currently just ahead of the pack. But Nebraska football’s coaching staff has shown an ability to make up ground quickly.