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TE Kurt Rafdal commits to Nebraska

Carmel, Indiana tight Kurt Rafdal announced his commitment to Nebraska on Sunday.
Carmel, Indiana tight Kurt Rafdal announced his commitment to Nebraska on Sunday. (Nate Clouse)

Nebraska locked up one of its few remaining needs on Sunday as Carmel, Indiana tight end Kurt Rafdal announced he intends to sign with the Huskers.

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Rafdal had recently taken official visits to NU and Iowa before deciding the weekend prior to National Signing Day. The one-time Indiana Hoosier commit had positive reviews of his official visit to Lincoln two weeks ago.

"It was a great visit," Rafdal told HuskerOnline.com following his Nebraska visit. "I visited Nebraska in June, but I didn't have a great chance to talk to the coaches or meet a lot of the players. I wanted to get some more time with all of them while on this visit.

"I really liked talking to (tight ends) coach Tavita Thompson. They see me as a true Y. They showed me some film from their time at Oregon State and said that this is what they saw me doing.

"I also got a chance to talk a lot with the OC, Danny Langsdorf. He said that with Tommy Armstrong being more of a mobile quarterback that they will be moving more to a pro-style offense."

Rafdal's commitment gives Nebraska 19 known verbal commitments and he joins Austin Allen as the Huskers' other true tight end commit in this class.