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Nebraska Recruiting: Offers, Commit Emerge From Camp-Heavy Husker Weekend

June 11, 2023

A weekend of camps inside Memorial Stadium brought scores of high school-aged football players to Lincoln. Husker coaches and players aided in two general camps on Saturday and Sunday, plus the specialist camp on Saturday afternoon. Torrential rain stayed at bay to allow drill work in the stadium and Hawks Championship Center. In addition to general tips and polishing skillsets, some recruits left with various offers from Nebraska.

Jake Peters of Cedar Falls, Iowa, picked up an offer from Nebraska following Saturday’s portion of camp. That’s the first Power 5 offer for the 2024 offensive lineman. At 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, Peters holds offers from Army, Air Force, UAB and Northern Illinois. He’s a first-team all state lineman with a 4.0 GPA. Derrick Brown Jr. of Avon Old Farms in Charlotte gained an offer on Saturday as well. He impressed with his movements in camp, months after gaining offers from Temple and Duke. He’s also a three-sport athlete, last measuring 6-foot-3, 225 pounds.

Charlie Woleben, an edge rusher from De Soto, Kansas, announced an offer from Nebraska following Saturday’s camp action. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Class of 2025 defender has gained interest from Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and others but Nebraska is the first to offer him. Blair quarterback Bode Soukup, a 2024 gunslinger, announced a PWO offer from Nebraska after camp.

Nebraska also gained a new commitment for its 2024 class thanks to its weekend camps. Kamdyn Koch, the son of Husker legend Sam Koch, participated in the specialist camp on Saturday. He was then offered and announced his commitment to Nebraska on Sunday. Sam was also at Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the camp.

Alex Manske, a 2025 quarterback from Algona, Iowa, received an offer from Nebraska following his camp performance on Sunday. He’s a 3-star prospect with offers from Wisconsin and Pittsburgh. Landen Davidson, a 2024 offensive lineman from Broomfield, Colorado, also earned an offer on Sunday. He holds offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Colorado and Colorado State. The Huskers also offered Jack Lange of Eureka, Missouri, a 2025 offensive lineman. That is the first offer for the 6-foot-8, 275-pounder.

Husker targets Jack Limbaugh, Isaiah McMorris and Pierre Allen Jr. also competed in camp this weekend. Cody Taylor, a 2026 offensive line prospect from Arkansas, also showed out. He’s already picked up offers from Ole Miss, Kentucky and Memphis, among others. Nebraska has not yet offered Taylor. Stone Saunders, the 2025 quarterback recruit Nebraska is heavily pursuing, competed in camp on Saturday. He spoke with 2024 Husker commit Daniel Kaelin, who was also present for the camp.

Nebraska hosts a fullback camp on Tuesday and its Friday Night Lights camp on Friday.

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Nebraska extended other scholarship offers. Justin Okoronkwo, a 2024 edge rusher in Germany, received an offer this weekend. The linebacker in Bayern has been committed to Maryland since November. The Huskers also offered 2027 running back Landen Williams-Callis from Randle High in Richmond, Texas. He’s gained several offers already, including those from Penn State, Texas A&M, SMU and TCU.

Omaha Westside athlete Caleb Benning took an unofficial stop to Lincoln earlier in the weekend to spend time with the coaching staff. The 3-star defensive back will take his official visit later this month. Nebraska is scheduled to host Kansas lineman Kaedin Massey and Texan safety Malik Esquerra midway through this week. Elkhorn North’s Sam Thomas, Creighton Prep’s Michael Burt, 4-star edge rusher Jacob Smith, North Carolina wide receiver Evan Taylor and Texan safety Braylen Prude are all scheduled to visit Nebraska this upcoming weekend.


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