Nebraska Football beats out old rival for in-state commit

The Nebraska Football team ended a long dry spell in getting its first 2025 commitment of the year who just happens to be a legacy recruit.
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The Nebraska Football team has gone a little while since it had it's last commit. The streak was oficially ended on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers landed a commitment from Lincoln Southwest prospect Jackson Carpenter.

Carpenter took to social media on Saturday to make the announcement. In the post, he included the caption "dreams to reality." It's safe to say that his dreams were incredibly specific considering that he's the son of former Nebraska Football tight end, Tim Carpenter; who played during the true glory days of the Huskers from 1993 to 1997.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound 3-star prospect is being looked at as a wide receiver and certainly has the size that could make him someone who contributes early at the position. According to 247Sports he's the 4th rated player in the state of Nebraska for the 2025 class while On3 rates him a bit higher as the 3rd best player in the state.

Nebraska Football breaks dry spell with in-state commit

Oddly enough, Carpenter is the first 2025 commit to come along this year. The Huskers previously got three commits for the class last spring, summer and fall. The last commitment for the currently recruiting cycle came last August in the form of Connor Booth.

Jackson Carpenter is a bit of an under the radar prospect, likely because of playing in Lincoln rather than Omaha. His only other FBS offer was from the Kansas Jayhawks.

Of course, an offer from Lance Leipold's squad is a bit more impressive than it used to be, as KU has morphed into one of the better programs in the new-look Big 12.

Before pulling the trigger for the Nebraska Football team, Carpenter took two trips to Kansas and also visited Wyoming, Iowa State, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State. Carpenter took seven visits to Nebraska.