Nebraska football fighting off power competitors for another top TE

Chase Loftin could be a massive get for the Nebraska football team, but they'll need to fight off a ton of comers, including some conference rivals.

A Nebraska Cornhuskers fan during the third quarter against
A Nebraska Cornhuskers fan during the third quarter against / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
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The Nebraska football team has been having a pretty good recruiting run since Matt Rhule came to town. They’ve done especially well at keeping most of the state’s best prospects from going elsewhere.

That track record is going to be tested again for the 2025 cycle, especially when it comes to Elkhorn North  tight end Chase Lofttin

Step one was getting their feet in the door early. That step was crossed off in June of last year when the Nebraska football team was among the first offers Loftin received. Step two is fighting off all the teams that have been coming since.

This past week, that club got a few new members in Penn State, Florida State, and Auburn. With it only being January, it stands to reason there are going to be even more schools giving Chase Loftin an official offer before its all said and done.

In total, the 3-star, 6-foot-5, 200-pound tight end now counts 19 total offers, and the vast majority of those offers are from Power 4 programs. And for now, the Nebraska football team appears to still be the front runners.

On3 is the recruiting service that has given the Huskers the best chance of winning the in-state prospect over. They have Nebraska with a 43.8 percent chance of winning the Chase Loftin sweepstakes.

At the moment, the Oklahoma Sooners are expected to be the top competitor, with about a 20 percent chance of stealing him away from Matt Rhule and company. 

Nebraska football fighting off power competitors for another top TE

The tight end position has become one of considerable strength in the state of Nebraska. The Huskers are hoping that will work in their benefit after fighting off the best programs in the country for Carter Nelson. Then of course, there is Thomas Fidone.

The Huskers are hoping they can be seen as the landing spot for the best tight ends in the country. And at the very least, the state.