Nebraska football recruiting was working overtime this weekend with visitors but two guys stand out from the pack because they are quite under the radar.
The first, Titus Petteway is a running back out of Manor, Texas who as of now, does not have an offer from an FBS team. That includes the Huskers who had him in town for the Louisiana Tech game, but so far has not given him an official scholarship offer.
Still, his visit is an interesting one both because the Huskers could add several running backs in the 2024 class but also because Nebraska football recruiting has focused hard on the state of Texas.
It’s possible that Mr. Petteway isn’t going to be under the radar all that much longer. Not only did he take a visit to the Texas Longhorns earlier this month, but last week he was named the Player of the Week for the Austin, Texas area after he ran for 266 yards and four touchdowns. He added 86 receiving yards in his team’s come-from-behind victory.
One reason why the running back hasn’t seen a ton of notice just yet is because he’s relatively new to his position. Before this year, the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting prospect had focused on linebacker but made the switch to offense before the season.
It seems to be working out for him.
Nebraska football recruiting focusing on speed once again in Khalif Brown
Another very under-the-radar prospect that visited Lincoln on Saturday was Khalif Brown, an athlete out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota who likely projects as a wide receiver at the next level.
Brown is another guy who hasn’t gotten any FBS offers just yet, but he’s getting attention from more and more schools.
Just a few weeks ago he took an unofficial visit to Iowa and he did the same in Lincoln two days ago. It’s not hard to see why Nebraska football recruiting efforts have zeroed in on Brown.
The 2025 prospect reportedly runs a 4.42 40-yard dash and had 46 catches for 664 yards in his sophomore season. He also stands 6-foot-2 and Nebraska football recruiting has turned its attention to taller receivers of late.
The question now is whether either of these diamonds in the rough might garner an offer in the near future.