Nebraska isn’t done recruiting the 2024 class. Even with 24 known commitments at this point, the Huskers will push to sign quality players who are willing to pledge to Lincoln. But recruiting spotlight moved, at least momentarily, to the Class of 2025 with coaches able to contact them directly as of Tuesday. So let’s take a look at some of the potential movers in the 2025 class.
First of all, the current commits stand out. Millard North safety Caden VerMaas and Omaha North lineman Tyson Terry are both already committed to the class. Coaches like the homegrown Huskers as foundational members of the class. Next comes players from far and wide they’ve already offered, some of which have even already made it to Lincoln on a visit. So who are these ’25 recruits with offers who are likely high-priority targets as coaches aim to expand the future? Let’s break it down.
Andrew Marsh, wide receiver: The Katy Jordan, Texas, 4-star standout recently visited Nebraska and likes receivers coach Garret McGuire. He was the district newcomer of the year last season in a difficult district. But the Huskers will have to fight off Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, Ohio State and many more to secure Marsh.
Christian Jones, linebacker: Getting the top in-state recruit is a big deal. Especially when that recruit is a 4-star prospect and fringe top-50 overall recruit. The Omaha Westside linebacker is a top priority for this staff but he’ll have plenty of suitors to choose from by the time he commits.
Chase Loftin, tight end: The Elkhorn North product is already receiving heavy interest from Illinois, Oklahoma and Kansas State (where his brother plays tight end). He holds an offer from Nebraska, which will use multiple tight ends in its offense. Keep an eye on his recruitment.
Seuseu Alofaituli, offensive line: One of the country’s premiere offensive linemen in the class is already committed to play in the Polynesian Bowl. Offensive line coach Donovan Raiola shares that heritage with the interior lineman from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. Considering Raiola’s connection to recruits who share the culture, Nebraska isn’t out of the conversation.
Devin Sanchez, cornerback: Another native Texan who could see himself playing for coaches with Texas ties and for Evan Cooper. Nebraska’s secondary coach shows prowess when recruiting and when evaluating talent. If Sanchez gets an invite to see the Husker secondary work, he might want to be part of what he sees.
Charlie Woleben, edge rusher: He’s an edge rusher with an attitude. Woleben from De Soto, Kansas, became a camp standout in the summer and returned to visit prior to preseason camp. He’s also been overlooked, so far, which gives him an edge Nebraska coaches appreciate.
The nation’s top offensive tackle in the 2024 class is coming back to Nebraska. Brandon Baker, the 5-star recruit from Mater Dei High School, is locked into an official visit the weekend of September 15-16. That also happens to be Nebraska’s home opening weekend.
Stone Saunders, the 4-star quarterback from Pennsylvania, will announce his commitment tomorrow. Nebraska made a strong initial push for Saunders but a spring surge from Kentucky have the Wildcats in good standing. His announcement is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. central on Friday.
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