We are just a few months from the 2022 recruiting class signing in December. That doesn’t mean things aren’t happening with the 2023 recruiting class for Nebraska.
The team is off to a nice start with the 2023 class which has two players in it right now. Pierce tight end Benjamin Brahmer (6-5, 185) is one of the early commits for Nebraska in the 2023 class. He was on campus last weekend to see his future team take on Buffalo.
“It was good,” Brahmer said. “The atmosphere was great. It was cool to watch a game more up close and see what happens pre- and post-game.”
This was the first time that the tight end was able to be back for a game at Memorial Stadium since committing to the team. He enjoyed being able to see the tight ends up close. Brahmer was able to see how they get ready to play and the type of plays they run. Seeing the preparation wasn’t the only thing the pass-catching tight end noticed. Seeing the size of his future teammates stood out.
“Seeing their size kind of gave me a vantage point and goal to be at when I’m playing there,” Brahmer said.
Brahmer got the opportunity to hang out with his future teammates again this weekend. Jake Appleget and Ernest Hausmann were in town from the 2022 class. His fellow 2023 commit, Gunnar Gottula, was also at the game. Brahmer had met most of them before but noted that they all got along well and had fun.
During his time on campus Brahmer was able to spend time talking to inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud. The two Nebraska natives have a good bond and Ruud leads Nebraska’s in-state recruiting. The tight end also spent time talking to his future position coach Sean Beckton. Brahmer has been impressed with the how the tight ends have played so far this season. Brahmer’s favorite moment of the weekend also involved Beckton.
“Coach Beckton walked me, my mom and my girlfriend back to our parking spot just to talk with us,” Brahmer said. “That just shows to me that he’s a good guy off the field and a good coach on the field.”
Brahmer has had a fast start to his junior season helping his Pierce Bluejays to an 3-0 record. His team is looking to repeat as C-1 state champions.
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.