The Nebraska football team might have lost on Saturday but the future looks bright and a couple of Husker commits showed that this week.
Taken in a vacuum, Nebraska football’s 45-7 loss to the Michigan Wolverines can be pretty deflating. However, Matt Rhule and the rest of his coaches have clarified that they are building something.
When you consider that the Nebraska football team’s 2024 recruiting class is ranked in the Top 25, the future looks bright. Late last week, a couple of members of that class showed off exactly why the Huskers want them and exactly why they are helping Nebraska have one of the best classes in the country.
Right at the top of the class is Ainsworth prospect Carter Nelson. On Friday night, the 8-man football star showed that he’s a definite weapon. While he’s going to be playing a kind of WR/TE hybrid at the next level, he did a bit of everything on Friday night.
Nelson actually played quite a bit of quarterback for Ainsworth, completing 11-of-14 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 114 yards on 14 carries for three touchdowns. He added two catches for 31 yards and also dominated on defense.
On that side of the ball Nelson he had two interceptions and a fumble recovery that he returned 75 yards for a touchdown. All of that helped Ainsworth to a 60-8 win over Elgin/Pope John.
Nebraska football commits show out
When Nelson becomes a member of the Nebraska football team next year, he’ll be joining a trio of commits from Bellevue West. While Dae’Vonn Hall is out with an injury, Daniel Kaelin and Isaiah McMorris are still trying to lead the Thunderbirds back to the playoffs.
They took a big step towards that goal on Friday with a win over the Gretna Dragons. But it wasn’t just the 14-13 squeaker that should impress Nebraska football fans. It’s the throw Kaelin made that gave his team the victory.
Hurrdat sports got a video of Kaelin’s throw, hitting McMorris in stride on a near-perfect throw. It’s the kind of throw Nebraska football fans are hoping will be done plenty in Memorial Stadium.
For now, Nebraska football fans can just wait and hope that these in-state prospects can make the future a bit brighter.