When Nebraska hosts big official visit weekends it likes to have current commits on campus for those visits. It helps with peer recruiting. It’s also great for the current commits to get a deeper look into the program they have pledged too. That was the case for Pierce tight end Benjamin Brahmer.
“It was a lot more than I unexpected and really what my parents expected too,” Brahmer said. “It was a fun time, they kind of spoiled us so it’s good. It was good to see a bunch of out of state guys and talk to them too.”
Brahmer mentioned that part of what made him and his family feel spoiled by everything during the trip was the meals. It was pretty fun that he got to brand a steak with the Nebraska logo.
“There were a lot of meals,” Brahmer said. “I don’t know if I can pick a favorite. It was all really good but I had probably five or six steaks in two nights. It was lot of food, so that’s good.”
Brahmer (6-5, 215) noted a big difference with the official visit versus his unofficial trips. The team was able to go a lot more in-depth on everything this time around. That included being able to sit down and talk to tight ends coach Sean Beckton and learn some run game concepts. Brahmer wasn’t too fazed by that and picked up what Beckton was teaching quickly. He thought the terminiology wasn’t too different from what he hears at Pierce. Getting to spend time with Beckton was great because the two have grown close during the recruiting process.
Another fun thing for the tight end on his trip was being hosted by fellow tight end Thomas Fidone. Brahmer also worked out at the Warren Academy with Fidone. The pair were familiar with each other before the visit.
“He’s really kind of a homebody and we are really similar in a lot of aspects,” Brahmer said. “We got we got along really well and just drove around and went and met whole bunch of the team and stuff. We went bowling last night and played some cornhole. We were the champions of backyard games, because we didn’t lose.”
The pass catching tight end got a chance to sit down with coach Scott Frost a couple times during the visit as well. Frost had a clear message for his future player that helped instill confidence in him.
“He just told me to focus on my senior year now because I won’t be graduating early,” Brahmer said. “So just focus on my senior year with all my sports and have a good time there. He wants me to know that I need to be a vocal leader. I need to get ready for that aspect of football and I need to trust that I can be the best I can be.”
Brahmer couldn’t be happier with his choice of committing to the Huskers. He knows it’s the right place for him based on the things that stood out most to him about the visit.
“How many resources I’ll have for everything,” Brahmer said. “Life Skills, academics, then training and recovery. With all the resources that they’re gonna give me, I think it’s probably the best place to come if you want to play college football.”
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.