On Wednesday, Nebraska football extended an offer to in-state prospect Carter Nelson.
Nelson is a member of the class of 2024. Hailing from Ainsworth Nebraska, and he has established himself as a very good athlete. Measuring in at six-foot-four, 205 pounds, he has received offers from the likes of Iowa State and Kansas in addition to his Nebraska football offer.
In two years of high school football, he has recorded 64 catches for 1,047 yards and 16 touchdowns in just 16 games. He had 18.3 yards per reception last season. He also managed to make an impact on defense as well, recording 34 tackles.
Perhaps equally as impressive is his speed on the track. He has recorded times of 11.05 seconds in the 122.74 seconds in the 200 meter events per a report from 247Sports’ Brian Christopherson.
Wednesday, I discussed about how quarterback Daniel Kaelin is a player that Nebraska football should not let get away. I feel the same way about Nelson as well. He has tremendous speed as a tight end, and he would be able to continue the line of playmakers at the position.
Much like Kaelin, this would be another prospect in Nebraska’s backyard. Getting him would certainly look good for the program’s in-state recruiting efforts.
He will also have time to develop. Being a member of the class of 2024, he can continue to grow as Nebraska football keeps tabs on him. A tight end with speed is extremely useful in today’s offensively wide-open game of football.
Nelson is the type of recruit that I would let Mickey Joseph handle. Joseph knows how to seal the deal, and Nebraska football would be wise to let him take over the duties there.
Nelson is a player with two high school seasons left, and his trajectory appears to be going upwards. Here is to hoping Nebraska football can have a shot at him.