For Nebraska football, top WR target could come down to Coach Prime or Coach Rhule

The Nebraska football team finds itself once again squaring off against Colorado for a talented wide receiver prospect.
Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule meets Deion Sanders at midfield
Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule meets Deion Sanders at midfield / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

Since Matt Rhule joined the Nebraska football program and Deion Sanders joined the Colorado Buffaloes' program, one of the most interesting developments has been how many times the two coaches have gone head to head off the field. In other words, the Huskers and the Buffs squared off and are squaring off against a ton of recruits in a short period of time.

Malachi Coleman was one such player whose recruitment seemed to come down to either Nebraska or Colorado. 2025 quarterback TJ Lateef might be one, too. And now it looks like the Huskers and Buffaloes are squaring off for one of the best wide receivers in the class in Quanell X Farrakhan Jr.

The four-star receiver out of North Shore High in Texas is starting to wind down his recruiting. He recently named his final four teams, and the good news is that Nebraska football made that list. The bad news is that Colorado also made that list.

Following his visit to Boulder, Colorado, the landscape of Farrakhan's recruitment instantly shifted. The Buffaloes, once a distant contender, have now firmly entered the race for his services.

"What excites me is the opportunity to be coached by Coach Prime,” Farrakhan told On3. “It was a very good conversation he had with me and my dad."

Nebraska football finds itself fighting against old rival off the field

The Huskers had their work cut out for them in pursuing Farrakhan before Colorado suddenly jumped into the picture. The wide receiver's other two teams in his final four are Texas A&M and Alabama. 

However, CU not only entered the race but might have even reached front-runner status. Of course, recruits nationwide tend to sound and feel incredibly hyped about the school they most recently visited.

The juxtaposition of Nebraska football and Colorado has been called a "culture war" before. The differences between how Matt Rhule does things and how Deion Sanders does things have been the subject of several barrels of e-ink. Who wins the race for Quanell X Farrakhan Jr. could be an interesting indicator.

Or Alabama could win his pledge and we're all left looking towards the next recruiting showdown.