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.
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
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.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.