Behind the numbers with Nebraska's 2024 recruiting class
Matt Rhule and staff just signed their second Husker class and a few early trends are already emerging.
About seven years ago, I set out on a big recruiting data project. It was shortly after signing day for the 2017 class—still in February then—and I wanted an idea of how many of the players Nebraska just signed would finish their careers in Lincoln, either by graduating or departing early for the NFL. I went back to 2011, grabbed the information for all of the scholarship signees for the Huskers’ Big Ten era and determined if each one finished his career at Nebraska.
I also decided to look at three variables with each signee: how long the player was committed, his ability as projected by 247Sports’ composite rating and his distance from Lincoln. This offered some interesting data by which to compare classes, but I also hoped to play around with modeling attrition.1
Here’s what I found: