Nebraska football leads recruiting race for Bishop Gorman OL target

The Nebraska football team could be about to get a big boost on the offensive line recruiting front in the form of an impending offensive lineman commit.
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The Nebraska football team has had a rather quiet spring when it comes to commitments so far. However, it look like things could spin up in a very big way once the summer officially arrives. The Huskers just scheduled an official visit with one of the best offensive linemen in the 2025 class and not long after that announcement, NU became the front-runner to land SJ Alofaituli.

The caveat here is that at the moment, there is only one recruiting service that believes Nebraska has the lead in this horserace. In fact, it appears that SJ Alofaituli has become pretty hard to read. Perhaps that will clear up when he comes to visit Lincoln on June 21.

The recruiting experts at On3 just bumped Nebraska into the lead for the 6-foot-3, 290 offensive lineman and now believe the Huskers have a pretty impressive lead. That site has NU with a 52.8 percent chance of landing the prospect, who is projected to most likely be a center at the next level.

Nebraska football has a chance to land a 4-star interior offensive lineman

USC is the closest competitor to the Cornhuskers, though the Trojans - now a Big Ten rival - are lagging well behind with just a 12.4 percent chance of beating out Nebraska. Michigan and Miami are a distant third and fourth in the race.

Should Nebraska football really be the team to beat for Alofaituli it would be a quite a shift in teams compared to earlier this winter. 247Sports had two Crystal Balls entered for the Bishop Gorman star back in February for the Hurricanes. 

So what changed? It's possible the 4-star prospect simply wants to get on the Nebraska football train while it's still rolling down the tracks. There's been a lot of optimism around the Huskers program this spring. 

There is also the fact that Donovan Raiola has seemingly started to get a very good reputation as a recruiter and offensive line coach. That's quite the turnaround on his own after some Nebraska football fans were quite unhappy with him being retained by Matt Rhule.

Answers to just how the Huskers stepped into the lead, could come late next month, should everything go right.