Nebraska had been on the mind of Carmel, Indiana’s Kurt Rafdal ever since he left after the Indiana Hoosiers gutted their offensive staff. Today, he decided to make it his school.
Rafdal has committed to the Huskers after being committed to his home state school in Indiana earlier in this cycle.
Rafdal, who is a mid-level three-star, is the 8th-best player in the state of Indiana & the 31st best tight end in the 2017 cycle. Both figures are based off of the 247Sports composite.
Besides Nebraska and Indiana, Rafdal had offers from LSU, Maryland, Iowa and Auburn, among others.
One of the first things you notice about Rafdal is that his height helps him out in several spots. At 6’7 but only 230 pounds, one has to think that he can gain some good weight and get even stronger.
Nebraska kind of lucked out with Rafdal. He committed to the Hoosiers back on October 13, but when Kevin Wilson was dismissed from Indiana and the offensive side of the coaching staff was gutted, he decommitted. After he visited both Lincoln and Iowa City, the Huskers won the battle.
Rafdal is a very similar player to what Reese Leitao is star-wise, so it is a fair swap at this time for the Huskers.
Rafdal is verbal number 19, and the Huskers now have room for about 3 to maybe 4 more players in this cycle. It does bump the Huskers up to 20th today in the 247Sports national rankings. They still stay 5th in the Big Ten 247Sports rankings, and are still the top team in the Big Ten West.
It is not the boost the class got with Tyjon Lindsey or Jamire Calvin’s verbal, but the Huskers are one step closer to closing out their class with solid players. Rafdal is a good prospect, and if the Huskers can keep it up, this is easily a Top 20 class.