Ben Brahmer of Pierce becomes Nebraska’s first 2023 football commit

PIERCE, NE — Ben Brahmer is staying in his home state to play college football.

The Pierce High School sophomore announced his commitment on Twitter on Friday.

“I want to thank Coach Ruud, Coach Beckton, and Coach Frost for believing in me. I would like to thank my parents, grandparents and sisters for their support,” Brahmer wrote on social media.

Iowa State was Brahmer’s first Division One offer on February 10. The Huskers offered on February 19 and Brahmer announced his decision just 42 days later.

Brahmer is listed online at 6’6” and 190 pounds as a tight end. He finished the 2020 season with 44 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns. Pierce went undefeated and won the Class C-1 State Championship. Brahmer recorded six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Bluejays’ 28-19 title-game win over Adams Central.

Brahmer is the first player to commit to Nebraska’s 2023 class.