Nebraska football: Which early signing day recruit will make the biggest impact?

When talking about Nebraska football's early signing day impact players it might not always be the ones with the most stars

Nov 18, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA;  Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule walks the
Nov 18, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule walks the / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next

Carter Nelson. 4-star. player. Ainsworth, NE. Carter Nelson. 488. Carter Nelson-Impact Player Profile. . . TE

Yet another no-brainer on this list, but one of the reasons it’s worth pointing out again is because Carter Nelson will be an impact player for Nebraska football, it’s just not entirely clear how and where.

Rhule and company love what Nelson brings to the table, despite having spent his high school career playing 8-man football. Some might see that as a strike against Nelson, but the simple fact is that Cornhuskers coaches believe all that did is give him some serious versatility.

Nelson ran the ball, he caught the ball, and he even threw the ball with Ainsworth. And it seems like he’s going to be someone the Huskers look to use in several different spots. If he’s just a tight end, that still makes him the second best tight end in the entire 2024 class.

He was also the top player in the state. Coincidently, he’s the only player on this list that isn’t a legacy prospect. Rhule brought in a lot of them this year. But that doesn’t mean he won’t see the field.

Next. Daniel Kaelin has ‘surpassed every expectation’ at Elite 11. Daniel Kaelin has ‘surpassed every expectation’ at Elite 11. dark

He’ll even see the field if the Nebraska football has a talented tight end in Thomas Fidone who will be looking to keep his job. It would just appear the Huskers will have more than a few big, tough and athletic receivers not lining up wide that Dylan Raiola will be able to throw to in 2024.