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Nebraska, Auburn battling at the top for elite 2025 OT Broderick Shull

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Nebraska is beginning to build momentum in its push toward another top-25 recruiting class in the On3 Industry Football Team Rankings.

The Huskers just landed a commitment from four-star Orange (Calif.) quarterback TJ Lateef, are in the mix for a pair of coveted in-state prospects, as well as leading the way with blue-chip running back Jamarion Parker.

And after securing their centerpiece of the class in Lateef, they’re looking to build around him. That starts on the offensive line, and there are few more important targets than Bixby (Okla.) high four-star offensive tackle Broderick Shull.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder ranks among the nation’s top 25 prospects regardless of position, and the Huskers are gaining major steam in his recruitment, according to On3’s Steve Wiltfong.

“The RPM [Recruiting Prediction Machine] favors Auburn, but his last two visits have been to Nebraska where both trips have blown him and his family away,” Wiltfong said Monday. “Whether it was getting time around Coach Raiola and that offensive line room and getting time with Coach Rhule and that whole staff, getting around the ag school, he was just seeing that Nebraska is a place that really fits his personality. He feels very comfortable in Lincoln.”

Consecutive visits have Huskers at the top of Shull’s recruitment

Last month, Shull took his second visit as a recruit to Lincoln and promptly added Nebraska into his top schools along with Texas Tech, Auburn and Texas A&M. He also locked in a return official visit, which took place over the weekend.

Those back-to-back trips have allowed Nebraska to gain a lot of ground on the other schools. And coming out of his most recent visit, they’re battling Auburn as 1A and 1B in his recruitment.

“He took that visit in April the week before the spring game so that he could get one-on-one time with the staff without other prospects being there,” Wiltfong added. “And then this past weekend, he took his official visit and there were only three other official visits. So again a lot of intimate time with the staff. His sister even learned to play poker with offensive coordinator Coach (Marcus) Satterfield. That’s how intimate this visit got. They broke bread at Coach Rhule’s house, and he came out of the visit saying Nebraska is his co-No. 1 with Auburn moving forward. So that’s a big move at a very key, pivotal position.”

Shull still has trips planned to Auburn (May 31), Texas Tech (June 14-16) and Texas A&M (June 21-23), but could be ready to come off the board soon after those visits.