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Nebraska Recruiting: Bellevue West Quarterback Daniel Kaelin Boosting In-State Recruiting Efforts

May 28, 2023

Bellevue West quarterback Daniel Kaelin went to Lincoln on Saturday after hearing Ainsworth standout Carter Nelson would be in Lincoln. Since committing to Nebraska over a week again, the 3-star Kaelin took it upon himself to peer recruit. Like a quarterback assembling his team. And the top in-state recruit in the 2024 class is high on his list.

Kaelin returned to Omaha for the Warren Academy Quarterback Development Camp on Saturday afternoon. He worked out there alongside future recruits with teaching from former Warren Academy standouts like Zane Flores (Oklahoma State), Cole Payton (North Dakota State) and Nate Glantz (McNeese). Kaelin shared updates before the camp. He said Nelson’s visit to Lincoln stayed relaxed. The 4-star tight end was the only recruit and watched film. It was a pretty low-key event, as both head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield were back in the Carolinas to move their families fully to Nebraska. With blessings from within the coaching staff, Kaelin tries to paint a picture of potential future Husker teams.

“Any guys that are coming up I want to help the staff recruit because I know how much time they put into it,” Kaelin said. “I’m a firm believer in I’m only as good as the guys around me and so the more talent I can bring in around me, that will obviously help me and the team as a whole be more successful.”

Kaelin said he hasn’t thrown to Nelson yet. They’ve talked about but Nelson’s lingering ankle injury prevented it. They plan doing so this summer. Kaelin is also in the ear of Dae’vonn Hall and Isaiah McMorris. Both highly coveted Bellevue West recruits are taking official visits else where this season amid heavy recruiting. Hall, Kaelin, McMorris and Nelson are all scheduled to take official visits to Nebraska on June 23 weekend. Kaelin hopes to be in Lincoln to aid recruiting efforts during June 2 weekend and the June 16 weekend, after competing at Elite 11 in Los Angeles.

The Bellevue West quarterback felt confident in his performance through camps and last season to be among the top 20 quarterbacks selected to Elite 11 Finals. He hopes that competition against some of the country’s best will raise his game.

Recruit Watch

Omaha Westside kicker and incoming Husker Tristan Alvano received the Sam Foltz Award from Kohl’s Kicking Camps. Kohl’s bestowed the honor to Alvano for his “work ethic, humble heart, and on-field characteristics that reflect the late Sam Foltz.”

Nebraska made the top four schools for 3-star defensive lineman Aris Bethea. The 2024 athlete from Brooklyn is also considering Rutgers, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss.

Nebraska offered scholarships to 2024 edge rusher Christian Nwosu from Dekaney High in greater Houston. That was his first Big Ten offer and yet another the Huskers have made to Dekaney athletes. The Huskers also offered 2025 4-star offensive lineman Owen Strebig from Catholic Memorial in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He’s a top-150 recruit in that class. An offer also went out to 2025 4-star cornerback Onis Konanbanny in Rabun Gap-Nacoochee, Georgia. He comes from London, is a top-160 recruit with recent offers from Oklahoma and USC.

Former Nebraska receiver Alante Brown announced his commitment to Michigan State. Brown did not join the team in winter workouts or spring ball and entered the spring transfer portal window.


>> Nebraska baseball’s season came to an end in Omaha with the winning run at the plate. A ninth-inning rally fell short against Maryland on Saturday and a second loss to the Terrapins in the Big Ten Tournament ended the Huskers’ season. Check out our photo gallery of the extra-inning game here.

>> Last week, the Husker football team gained its only commitment of the spring transfer window. Former Utah offensive lineman Tyler Knaak announced he’ll transfer to Nebraska with four years of eligibility.

>> The Nebraska softball season came to an end in Louisiana last week. Husker pitcher and utility player Courtney Wallace joined Maren and Nate for the latest episode of Behind The Plate to discuss her season and outlook.

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