Nebraska football appears to lose to old rival for talented TE

The Nebraska football team was hoping it could lure Linkon Cure from Kansas to Lincoln, but it looks like he's Manhattan bound.

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With the additions of Thomas Fidone and Carter Nelson in recent years, the Nebraska football program is trying to establish itself as “Tight End U.” The Husker coaches are hoping they can take another step in that direction with the recruitment of Kansas tight end Linkon Cure.

Unfortunately, it appears that Cure has his heart set on somewhere a little closer to home. 

247Sports’ Tom Loy has been putting in quite a few Crystal Balls lately and Cure is one of the latest. According to the recruiting analyst, the talented tight end is going to be sticking with his home state school and going to the Big 12 and play for Kansas State.

Cure is the second-ranked tight end in the 2025 class. He’s also the second-ranked player in Kansas according to 247Sports. Oh and he’s the 37th best player in the entire class. He’s someone Nebraska football could point to as a jewel of their recruiting work this cycle.

But it looks like they’re going to lose out to an old rival. It’s not just Loy saying that anymore either. Not long after the analyst put in his Crystal Ball for Linkon Cure to go to Kansas State, Steve Wiltfong did the same.

Wiltfong, 247Sports’ director of football recruiting is not one to be wrong often. He’s got a 91 percent accuracy rate all time. He’s sitting at 42 of 43 this year. Loy is 11-for-11. 

Nebraska football losing out on Linkon Cure

The good news here is that the Huskers have plenty of time to try and make inroads. Signing day for Linkon Cure doesn’t come until next December. Matt Rhule has shown he can steal a guy in the last week if he sets his mind to it.

For now, though, it looks like the Kansas State wildcats are about to land a very talented 4-star prospect.