The Nebraska football recruiting efforts have turned to a defensive position in the last couple days as they try and keep their prized commits.
It’s that time of year, actually. It is the time of year when some of the recruiting upstarts like Nebraska football, who might be doing better than anyone should expect, are worried about losing what they have.
Today’s chapter of this particular story involves running back commit Kewan Lacy. The Lancaster, Texas commit just happens to be the only running back commit in the 2024 class. That would be a bit surprising and worrisome if he wasn’t also still getting pursued by big time programs.
As the Omaha World-Herald reported, SMU is still trying to keep Lacy at home. The Florida Gators also came calling last week with a brand new offer. However the team most in the recruiting world agree on that should be worried about most is Ole Miss.
Lane Kiffin’s Rebels don’t yet have a running back commit in the 2024 class. Kiffin and his coaches have been spending a lot of time focusing on Lacy in recent weeks. And, as Nebraska football fans have become accustomed to seeing, Ole Miss’ program appears to be in better shape right now.
The SEC squad is a real contender to make the conference championship game. They’ve already knocked off LSU. If they can topple Alabama, they’d have the tie breaker for first place at the moment.
Nebraska football facing stiff competition for Kewan Lacy
To Matt Rhule’s credit, he seems to understand when challenges to a hold on players like Lacy are being threatened.
Several Nebraska football coaches paid a visit to Lacy last week. Clearly they want the running back to know he’s still very much wanted in Lincoln.
In a. lot of ways, this feels quite a bit like the same thing that’s going on with Carter Nelson. The Nebraska football team is holding on, but has a fight on its hands.