Nebraska misses top-10 for in-state TE prospect, but Iowa makes the cut
Nebraska suffered a head-scratching stumble on the recruiting trail on Monday night.
The Huskers failed to make the top-10 for 3-star tight end prospect Kaden Helms, who attends Bellevue West High School in Nebraska.
To make matters worse: Big Ten foe Iowa did make his top-10:
Here’s Helms’ list:
— Kaden Helms (@KadenJHelms) March 29, 2021
The other schools under consideration include Arizona State, Arizona, Florida State, Iowa State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tennessee.
Helms seems like a candidate to earn 4-star status before the end of this cycle. 247Sports already has him as a 4-star, and that offer list certainly gives him credibility as a blue-chip recruit.
Helms is currently the No. 17 tight end and the No. 393 overall player for the class of 2022, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also rated as the fourth-best player in the state of Nebraska for this class.
There are two current Huskers who attended Bellevue West High School: Redshirt freshman receiver Zavier Betts and true freshman defensive back Christian Lilienkamp. Lilienkamp is walking-on with the Huskers.
Nebraska’s 2022 recruiting class has just one commitment so far and currently ranks No. 12 in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.