3 reasons why Malcolm Simpson's commitment to Nebraska football is massive

The Nebraska football team got its 11th commitment of the 2025 class and Malcolm Simpson is a hell of a get for Matt Rhule and company.
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The Nebraska football team landed yet another commitment on Sunday night. In a month that is going to be rather huge for Matt Rhule and company, things got started off with a bang. Malcolm Simpson pulled the trigger after about a day of speculation he would so do.

Simpson, a 4-star defensive lineman from Galveston, Texas was in town this weekend to see what the Huskers had to offer. He’d been trending towards NU for a while now, but he finally made it official.

The prospect is a big get for the Cornhuskers and there are some signs for the Nebraska football team that should have people quite excited heading into the latter half of 2024.

Nebraska football landed a ‘freakish’ athlete

Malcolm Simpson missed quite a bit of his junior season, but he’s still someone who is viewed as being mega talented. 247Sports analyst Hudson Standish was quite impressed by the commitment.

“"Nebraska landing a commitment from Hitchcock (Tx.) four-star defensive lineman Malcolm Simpson feels like a perfect fit for both sides. Rhule and his personnel department have always gravitated toward high-upside athletes they can mold into potential NFL draft picks, and Simpson is one of the freakiest defensive lineman in the country for the 2025 recruiting cycle.”

The push for Texas athletes continues

Rhule has made no secret about the fact that he believes the way to get the Cornhuskers turned around is to turn the Lone Star State back into a massive recruiting pipeline. Knowing that, it’s a bit surprising that Simpson is the first Texas-based player in the 2025 class.

NU had five commits in the 2024 class from Texas and six high school kids in the 2023 class. Rhule and company have their irons in the fire for several other prospects in the state. Simpson could help in that regard.

Relationships are key for Nebraska football and Malcolm Simpson

That Simpson felt right at home in Lincoln has been a running theme for the guys the staff has landed so far this year. 

“I have always been a big family guy. Family have each others back through it all.. Nebraska is my Family,” he told On3’s Hayes Fawcett.

Those were very similar to stuff that running back commit Jamarion Parker said about the Nebraska football team when he pulled the trigger earlier this month.