Nebraska football could be getting signing day surprise safety

The Huskers look like they might be getting at least one more 2024 signee when things become official on Wednesday morning.

Nebraska Cornhuskers football head coach Matt Rhule
Nebraska Cornhuskers football head coach Matt Rhule / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

If you thought there was no real reason to pay attention to National Signing Day on February 7, you weren’t alone. The Nebraska football team has looked done regarding this cycle for a while now. But if you thought that, it turns out you would have been wrong.

As it turns out, the Huskers could be adding one more defensive back to their list when things are all said on done on Wednesday. Even better news than that is that if they do sign Kahmir Prescott, it would mean they managed to steal one out from under Big Ten rival, Wisconsin.

On Monday night, Prescott took to social media to announce he’ll be committing on Wednesday. That makes him one of the final unsigned and uncommitted prospects that will finally and officially pick their school on signing day.

Not long after the announcement, things started moving in Nebraska football’s direction. While 247Sports still has him being a very solid lean to the Wisconsin Badgers, Sean Callahan and On3 are now quite convinced he’s coming to Lincoln.

When these kinds of predictions come so close to an announcement from the player, it’s not hard to read between the lines. It would certainly seem as though Prescott himself is telling analysts something that leads them to believe they know where he’s going.

Sometimes the recruits don’t even hint. Sometimes it’s explicit.

Nebraska football could be getting signing day surprise safety

Kahmir Prescott is a 6-foot-tall safety out of Neumann Goretti in Philadelphia who has plenty of Big Ten schools that have long been chasing him and hoping to get his signature. 

As has been the case with many of the Nebraska football targets in the last few years, he’s also a speed burner who excels at track and field

Kahmir Prescott made it possible for Nebraska football to sweep in and grab him when he decommitted from the Badgers in December. It appears they made good on that opportunity.