The Nebraska football team is on the lookout for its 2024 running back and it’s possible that man came to Lincoln on Saturday.
Now that the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ season is officially over, it’s time for Matt Rhule and company to turn their attention to building for the future. Perhaps that’s the one positive we can take from no bowl game. More time to recruit.
Yes, I know that’s cold comfort the day after a gut-wrenching loss to Iowa.
Still, there’s plenty that needs to be fixed. Plenty of holes that need to be filled. And despite having Emmett Johnson back in 2024, the running back room is going to be shockingly thin next season as it stands now.
The Nebraska football coaching staff thought they had the kind of running back recruit in as a starter, relieving some of the pressure of a thin room. Then Lacy recommitted and seems destined to be headed to an SEC school.
Now the Huskers are busy looking for Plan B. He might have been in Lincoln this weekend.
Dylan Riley is currently a Boise State commit, but with the Broncos busy looking for a new head coach, the running back is looking at all his options.
The 3-star prospect has offers from most of the Mountain West, and at the moment, it seems likely that’s where he’ll end up. However, the Huskers are kicking the tires on the California native.
Nebraska football looking at options
Riley did come to Lincoln this weekend. He got to see the Huskers take on Iowa and get an idea as to how the Nebraska football team uses its running backs.
What he didn’t get, apparently is an official offer just yet. That’s a bit surprising considering the Huskers’ situation at the position. It could mean Rhule has something up his sleeve.
Keep an eye on what happens here.