The Nebraska football team got a commitment from a wide receiver prospect out of Oklahoma on Saturday morning that few saw coming.
Just ahead of the busiest period of the 2024 recruiting cycle, the Nebraska football team got itself another talented player for its 2025 class. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Saturday morning commitment of CJ Simon is that it doesn’t appear many people thought he was close to committing and almost no one thought it would be to the Cornhuskers.
Simon took to social media before most people had a chance to grab a cup of coffee on Saturday morning to let the college football world know that he plans to play football in Lincoln.
The 6-foot-0, 165-pound athlete has played quite well on both sides of the ball. However the Moore, Oklahoma prospect is expected to focus more on offense once he gets to the next level. He becomes the fourth commit for Nebraska football recruiting in the 2025 class.
CJ Simon currently boasts six total offers, though those are likely to grow as the calendar moves closer to the 2025 class’s signing day. He’s held an offer from the Huskers since April but hasn’t yet managed to take an official visit to Lincoln to check out where he thinks he’ll be playing in a few years.
Nebraska football pulls off the upset for CJ Simon
In addition to the Huskers, Simon boasts offers from Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Utah.
While there weren’t any official predictions on just where Simon would commit from most of the recruiting services, On3 believed that he had a 45 percent chance of picking the OSU Cowboys and just a 40 percent chance of choosing Nebraska football.
Simon is the first wide receiver to commit to the Cornhuskers in the 2024 class and he certainly looks like he could be quite the playmaker. This past season he led the Moore Lions in receptions with 54, while getting 784 yards and 10 touchdowns for a team that played just 10 games.