Carter Nelson is a 4-star tight end and the top player out of Nebraska for the 2024 recruiting class. When it was all said and done, he committed to stay home and play for Matt Rhule over major offers from Penn State, Notre Dame, Georgia and others.

According to the 247 Sports Composite, Nelson is a top-100 prospect (No. 97 overall) and the 7th TE available in the 2024 recruiting class. He immediately becomes the highest-ranked commit for Nebraska’s group as things currently stand.

In explaining his decision to commit to the Huskers, Nelson said the bond he had with the group of players in Nebraska’s recruiting class played a big role. He felt a similar bond at some other locations, but the group of the Huskers edged out the competition.

“It was a bond we had over the visit, and that was something really important to me,” said Nelson. “There were a couple of other schools I went to where we had a really good bond and calling those guys, it was really tough. I Had a hard time doing it. But like I said, I had a really good bond with those guys and I’m excited to get to work.”

We’ll see how the rest of the cycle shapes up, but Rhule’s staff is making a strong impact on in-state recruiting so far for the Huskers. He picked up a commitment from the state’s top player a season ago in 4-star WR Malachi Coleman and Nebraska currently holds commitments from the top 4 in-state prospects for the class of 2024.