The 2023 recruiting class is off and running for the Huskers.
Pierce High School tight end Benjamin Brahmer announced on Friday that he would be committing to the Huskers. The long and lean pass catcher (6-5, 185) made his announcement on Twitter.
I am excited to announce I am officially committing to the University of Nebraska. I want to thank God for blessing me. I want to thank Coach Ruud, Coach Beckton, and Coach Frost for believing in me. I would like to thank my parents, grandparents and sisters for their support. pic.twitter.com/oozxpywt8j
— Benjamin Brahmer (@BenjaminBrahmer) April 2, 2021
“It was pretty much a no brainer,” Brahmer told Hail Varsity. “My parents and my family all told me that it was a good decision, the best decision I could have chosen so I thank them and my family and my coaches and all my friends for supporting me. Then Coach [Steve] Warren down in Omaha at Warren Academy for helping me get through all this.”
Brahmer has worked at the Warren Academy the last couple years, which has allowed him to compete against and learn from top area players. The Pierce native thinks that his route running and ability to get open have improved over the last couple years. Thomas Fidone, James Carnie and others have also made him a better player.
— James Carnie (@JamesCarnie1) April 2, 2021
Throughout the recruiting process, Brahmer was hearing a lot from inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and head coach Scott Frost. They communicated with him weekly to show how much they wanted him to be a Husker. Brahmer liked that and what he’s seen from tight ends coach Sean Beckton.
“The things I’ve heard about Beckton from other players has definitely been good,” Brahmer said. “He’s a great coach and a great guy. He cares about you as a person not only as a player.”
The Huskers’ newest commit wanted to show leadership starting for the 2023 recruiting class. He’s eager to get to campus for an unofficial visit or compete in camps if allowed this summer. He did take a recent trip to campus that he enjoyed.
“The thing that stood out to me the most on my visit was definitely the atmosphere and everything is all in one place down there,” Brahmer said. I can be in one place the whole time.
“There’s no place like Nebraska so that’s definitely helped me out too.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.