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Huskers Get Verbal Commitment From Top Football Prospect In Hawaii

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      Nebraska has a verbal commitment for the 2024 recruiting class from the top-ranked football prospect in Hawaii, consensus 4-star recruit Preston Taumua.

The offensive tackle announced his decision Sun night (Mon morning on the Mainland) live on 247 Sports.

     The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder Taumua was also heavily recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, and Utah.

He is considered one of the best 15 players in the class at his position. 247Sports ranks #207 overall in the 2024 class and #11 at IOL and No. 207 overall player in the 2024 class.

He is the 24th overall commit and 4th on the OL in Nebraska’s 2024 class. 247Sports now ranks that class the 18th-best in the country and the 4th-best in the Big Ten.

     The fact Nebraska is rebuilding under new coach Matt Rhule actually held land Taumua, who says he’s been a part of a rebuilding program his entire life and likes it.

    Hawaii routinely produced stars for the Huskers 25 years ago, including All-American Dominic Raiola – whose younger brother Donovan is the current Husker O-Line coach and had already successfully recruited an Arizona State transfer from Hawaii.

     Taumua says Raiola knows Hawaii and its people, adding that he likes the way Raiola teaches and runs practices. He also calls head coach Matt Rhule a “down to earth guy” who “treated me like family.”