Kamari McClellan is a high-end backup plan for Nebraska and Matt Rhule
Staying in the 2024 recruiting class for now, another potential option that Rhule could turn to depending on Raiola’s eventual decision is a quarterback who new members of the coaching staff that came to Lincoln with Rhule, Marcus Satterfield specifically, are familiar with.
Kamari McClellan is only a 3-star recruit out of Pinson, AL but he’s high on that spectrum with his athleticism and talent. McClellan was a big target for Satterfield while he was at South Carolina, but the Gamecocks ultimately moved off of the quarterback when they were able to get a commitment from Dante Reno, their top option at the position for the 2024 class.
Even still, we’ve already seen McClellan get offers from the likes of West Virginia, Oregon, Florida State, Auburn and other Power 5 programs in the 2024 recruiting cycle, which speaks to how intriguing he is for a program like Nebraska. More importantly, Satterfield already has an established connection with McClellan.
The dual-threat QB could be a spark for the Huskers offense, especially given that he also has favorable size and that Nebraska is likely to have another mobile passer, Jeff Sims, starting in the 2023 season, which could make the transition to McClellan eventually a smooth one.
McClellan is set to visit Lincoln in early June, which gives a clear indication that Rhule and the Huskers too view the quarterback as a Dylan Raiola backup plan worth exploring.