Nebraska has been keeping grad assistant Tavita Thompson in town, primarily due for his probable move to being the 10th assistant for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. But also, he’s gotten the verbal of two very tall tight ends who can contribute. Kurt Rafdal is one of them, and his letter of intent is in North Stadium and he’s officially a Husker.
Rafdal, who hails from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, is the 700th best player in the 2017 recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports composite. He is also the 32nd best Tight End in the cycle, and the 8th best player in the state of Indiana as well.
The Huskers fought off Iowa for the Rafdal signature, and Kurt had offers and interest from schools like Indiana, Auburn and Boston College among other Power 5 and FBS schools.
Expectation: Rafdal, along with the other TE verbal in this class of Austin Allen, automatically becomes the 2 tallest TE’s on the roster. That’s good for red zone and 3rd down work, and both TE’s should be able to work hard to getting on the field right away in Lincoln. With the 3 departures of seniors on the depth chart and a QB that may be able to get the position the ball quicker, there’s no reason for Rafdal or Allen to get on the field.