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Three-Star Tight End, Husker Legacy Ian Flynt Commits to Nebraska 2024 Class

April 24, 2023

Matt Rhule’s Texas pipeline tapped into a tight end from a Husker family in the Lone Star State. On Monday, that pipeline provided a commitment.

Ian Flynt, son of two former Husker track standouts and brother of a current Husker thrower, announced his commitment to Nebraska and joined the 2024 recruiting class on Monday. The 3-star tight end also competes in track at Taylor High School in Katy, Texas, throwing nearly 177 feet in the discus and 50 feet in the shot put as a sophomore last spring.

Flynt immense 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame is largely used for run blocking at Taylor. He made 10 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in 2022.

His recruitment began before the end of his sophomore year within the state of Texas. Then Kansas offered him a scholarship. He visited Clemson, Michigan, Oregon and Kansas State during the 2022 season. Nebraska offered him back in December’s Early Signing Day. Schools like Purdue, Washington State and Tulane offered him while Nebraska stayed in contact.

Flynt visited Lincoln in January and returned as part of the Junior Day on March 25.

With his announcement, Flynt is the fifth known member of Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class, and third Texan. He joins 4-star athlete Roger Gradney and 3-star offensive lineman Gibson Pyle as Texans among the class. Elkhorn South 3-star lineman Ashton Murphy and Miami area 3-star hybrid defender Willis McGahee IV are also recent additions to the class. Along with Millard North 2025 standout Caden VerMaas, Flynt’s announcement marks a fifth commitment since April 1 for Nebraska’s future recruiting classes.

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