Huskers jump into Top 30 with 2021 class with commitment from 4-star, Top 100 overall TE
Nebraska has surged in the 2021 recruiting rankings after landing a big-time tight end late Wednesday night.
Thomas Fidone, a 4-star tight end out of Council Bluffs, Iowa, became the 16th player in the 2021 class to commit to the Huskers on Wednesday. He is currently the highest-ranked player to join Nebraska’s class, listed as the No. 92 overall player regardless of position.
Fidone posted his decision on Twitter. He had received several major offers during the recruiting process, including interest from Alabama, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State.
— Thomas Fidone II ²⁴ (@ThomasFidone) August 27, 2020
Fidone is a member of the All-America Bowl roster an is listed as the No. 2 tight end in the 2021 cycle. He’s also ranked as the No. 1 player out of the state of Iowa, according to 247Sports.
From 247Sports Allen Trieu, a national recruiting analyst:
Tall, long, good start as far as muscle and filling out the frame, but still has some work to do there. Plays outside a lot in high school as essentially a big wide receiver and also in the slot. Very comfortable running routes and catching the ball. Basketball player with good ball skills and body control. Uses length and frame to go up and win jump balls.
Per 247Sports, Fidone lists as a 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end.
With Nebraska’s latest pledge, the Huskers now sit at No. 27 in the national recruiting rankings. They also have the seventh-best class in the B1G. Fidone is the third player out of Iowa to commit to Nebraska.