Nebraska football scores big with OL target pledge after Oregon State decommit

Brian Tapu ultimately decided that Nebraska football 'was home' after initially pulling the trigger for Oregon State due to family connections.
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The week of recruiting letdowns is officially over for the Nebraska football team, much to the relief of the Huskers and their fans. The Huskers had some massive visits last weekend that had until Thursday night, led to zero commitments. That had more than a few Nebraska Cornhuskers fans wondering what was going on with the Matt Rhule regime this summer.

And then, a ray of hope emerged. Brian Tapu, who had committed to the Oregon State Beavers just a few days earlier, had a change of heart. He reconsidered what he wanted from his college experience, realizing that family connections in Corvallis didn’t outweigh what he felt was truly home.

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"You guys have like a family there. That makes it more comfortable and a place where I would see myself," Tapu told Brian Christopherson during his recruitment. It’s clear that played a part. It sat in the back of his mind even after he pulled the trigger for the Beavers.

It’s also clear that while he did have a family with Oregon State, that family understood when he had to go his own way. He said as much on social media after he decommitted. 

He let it be known that people at OSU understood why he was going to the Huskers instead, even if the program's fans didn’t.

Tapu becomes the 12th known commitment in the 2025 class for Nebraska. Though it’s worth mentioning that during the big weekend, Husker coaches at commitments that, so far, haven’t been announced.

 He is the first recruit targeted to play offensive line in the class. There are also two other prospects Shawn Hammerbeck from Winner, S.D and Houston Kaahaaina-Torres out of Hawaii who could announce they’re members of the 2025 Nebraska football recruiting class any minute.