Nebraska Football Recruiting

Nebraska Football extends offer to ’24 LB Derek Weisskopf

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Nebraska football had a visitor on campus Wednesday. 2024 linebacker Derek Weisskopf was in Lincoln for a visit. He is not ranked in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Weisskopf does however have a 87 numerical ranking, and is rated as the 47th overall athlete in the 2024 class.  He is the third overall player in the 2024 class from the state of Iowa per the 247Sports overall rankings.

Measuring in at six-foot-three, 200 pounds, he is listed as an athlete. He currently has an offer from Wisconsin. Weisskopf’s stock has risen recently, as he was given the offer by the Badgers on March 31st. While on his visit to Nebraska, the program extended him an offer.

What could he bring to Nebraska football?

Weisskopf is a solid tackler. As soon as the ball is snapped, he is able to identify the play and fill the open lane. He is a solid tackler as well, and does a nice job of wrapping up. He stays sturdy when he tackles, and is able to wrap up cleanly.

When you look at the type of linebackers that Nebraska football has put on the field the past couple of seasons, he would fit the mold. He doesn’t always go for the hit stick. Rather, his strength is in his vision and ability to read plays.

Currently, Nebraska football does not have any commits in the 2024 class. This class is particularly strong in-state. This should allow them to pick up some local talent, although they will undoubtedly have competition in trying to do so.

As Nebraska football continues to work to build out their defense, Weisskopf would certainly be a good get for the 2024 class. He has tremendous physical ability, and his play style fits in well with the rest of the Big Ten. Time will tell, but I could see his offer sheet growing rapidly, particularly with offers from schools in the Midwest.

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