Nebraska football recruiting could have another shot at landing one of the top offensive linemen in the state, should they want it.
Nebraska football recruiting might be wrapping up its work for the 2024 class, but one of its first targets is back on the market. An Omaha offensive lineman being a free agent again seems like the kind of thing that would make the Huskers rethink things.
Caleb Pyfrom was one of the first Nebraska football recruiting targets for Matt Rhule and company when they got to town, continuing to work on the groundwork laid by Mickey Joseph before them. The Huskers were also the first Power 5 program to give him an offer.
Now, Pyfrom is a free agent again after giving his pledge to the Illinois Fighting Illini earlier this year. The timing of the Omaha Central product de-committing from Illinois is certainly interesting. One has to wonder if he didn’t see where the two programs were at and decided Champaign wasn’t where he wanted to spend the next four years after all.
For his part, Pyfrom didn’t shed much light on why he decided to reopen his recruiting. “After talking with my family,” he wrote in a Twitter post on Sunday night. “We have decided to open back up my recruitment.”
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Of course, just because Pyfrom has decided he doesn’t want to go to Illinois doesn’t mean he’s coming to Lincoln. There are some reports that Nebraska football recruiting backed off Pyfrom, and that’s one of the reasons he pulled the trigger for the Illini in the first place.
The 3-star prospect might have gotten his first Power 5 offer from Nebraska but they were far from the last. Schools like Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Penn State all came calling.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Nebraska football recruiting is going to get back into the mix.