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Huskers Land In-State Tight End for First Commit in 2023 Class

April 02, 2021

A day after picking up its second commitment for 2022, Nebraska got the ball rolling on 2023 with a pledge from Pierce, Nebraska, tight end Benjamin Brahmer.

Brahmer is a big target, listed at 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds. As a sophomore he had 44 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns over 12 games. Brahmer made nine catches, including one touchdown, as a freshman in 2019. In addition to football, Brahmer also led the Pierce basketball team in scoring this season. The Bluejays went 21-5, advancing to the state tournament.

This is the fifth in-state tight end Nebraska’s staff has lured to Lincoln. In 2018, the Huskers held on to Cameron Jurgens (Beatrice), Nebraska’s starting center the past two seasons. Chris Hickman (Omaha Burke) signed in the 2019 class and last year’s group included James Carnie (Norris) and AJ Rollins (Creighton Prep). Nebraska also secured Thomas Fidone, the top-rated player in the class, from just over the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Though he signed with the previous staff, Nebraska’s second-leading receiver in 2020 was also an in-state tight end––Austin Allen of Aurora.

Nebraska is now one of three Big Ten schools with a commitment for 2023, joining Rutgers and Indiana. Brahmer also had an offer from Iowa State.


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