Nebraska football wastes no time in pursuit of ex-Notre Dame commit Shaun Terry

Nebraska football wasted no time in jumping on a receiver after he opened his recruitment back up. It helps he's already got some blue blood seals of approval.
Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule on the sidelines
Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule on the sidelines / Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

You will certainly never catch Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule resting on his laurels. Within a day of 3-star wide receiver Shaun Terry decommitting from Notre Dame, the Huskers pounced. The question now is just how much of a chance do they have in landing the prospect, with their offer being so late in the process.

Terry committed to Fighting Irish earlier this winter and was considered a bit of a surprise when he pulled the trigger. While he hasn’t said exactly why he decided to reopen his recruiting, it’s possible he saw the writing on the wall. Notre Dame has been angling for commitments from some very highly rated receivers in the last few weeks and appears close to landing at least one of them.

Meanwhile, the Nebraska football team is trying to find more weapons for what has been an influx of talent at quarterback through recruiting. They of course have Dylan Raiola on board to most likely start the 2024 opener and they have 4-star QB prospect TJ Lateef committed as part of the 2025 class.

Nebraska footbal wastes no time in targeting former Notre Dame pledge Shaun Terry

If the Huskers could get Terry, it would help open up a much-needed pipeline into Ohio. The 3-star prospect hails from Ironton and is considered the 22nd ranked player in the state by 247Sports.

Perhaps the thing that makes Shaun Terry so interesting to the Cornhuskers is that he can do a little bit of everything on offense, including on special teams. As a junior Terry recorded 1,635 all-purpose yards, including 391 rushing yards, 525 receiving yards, and 570 punt return yards. He also had a total of 19 touchdowns in 2023.

If there’s been one area where the team has needed to improve it’s been kick and punt return. And Matt Rhule and Ed Foley have set out to do that in the next few classes.

It’s not going to be easy to land the Ohio native however. Plenty of Power 4 teams including  Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have offered him.