The Nebraska football team was able to steal back an in-state prospect that seemed all but lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers just a few weeks ago. Now the question is if this is another hot streak.
2024 tight end Eric Ingwerson announced on Twitter, Wednesday night that he’s decided to commit to the Nebraska football team. The commitment is a big one in a couple of different ways.
The first is that Ingwerson is literally big. He’s 6-foot-7 and weighs in at 235 pounds.
There’s the fact that he could either line up on offense or defense. While he’s mostly played tight end in high school and could still do that in college, it appears that the Nebraska football team is looking at him playing defensive line instead.
It would seem as though he’ll likely be playing rush end at the next level. The Huskers have already had success when it comes to rush end recruits in the Matt Rhule era. It would seem likely that Ingwerson would have no problem seeing himself following in the footsteps of Cam Lenhardt.
The newest Nebraska football commit, a 3-star prospect also just happens to be another in-state grab. He’s the 26th member of a class that appears to still have some openings, should the Huskers manage to land another top notch prospect.
Nebraska football gets the last laugh
There’s also another reason why the Cornhuskers can be rather proud of themselves in landing Ingwerson. When the Nebraska football team lost out on the prospect to Pittsburgh, Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi seemed to be taking a shot at Rhule after he landed the Papillion product.
That slight towards the Huskers’ coach was a tweet that included a bunch of emojis, the same way the Rhule tends to talk to people during the height of the recruiting season.
However, with Eric Ingwerson now a member of the Nebraska football recruiting class, Rhule appears to have the last laugh.