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Life in the Red: 2023 TE with an early four-star ranking getting familiar with NU, Lincoln this spring

Life in the Red: 2023 TE with an early four-star ranking getting familiar with NU, Lincoln this spring

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Jaden Hamm

Jaden Hamm is a 6-foot-6, 215-pound tight end prospect out of Kansas.

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The charter member of Nebraska’s 2023 class is Pierce tight end Benjamin Brahmer, who has already garnered rave reviews for his athleticism and upside given that he’s already 6-foot-5 and still growing.

The Huskers, though, are in on several other tight ends, too, and another well-regarded one is coming back to see Memorial Stadium for the second time in three weeks Saturday for the Red-White Spring Game.

That’s Jaden Hamm out of Eudora, Kansas, which is just about three hours from Lincoln, near Lawrence.

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Hamm (6-6 and 215) saw NU’s open practice on April 17 and is planning on coming back this weekend to take in the Huskers’ spring finale.

“It was a great experience for me. Definitely well worth the day trip,” Hamm said of the first trip to Lincoln. “It was cool to see how things were laid out and then the atmosphere, for just having (about 3,200) fans, was crazy.”

At Nebraska, he talks regularly with running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Ryan Held and tight ends coach Sean Beckton.

“Coach Held, he’s really excited. He wants to get me down there as soon as possible to actually be down on the field and how things are run up close and personal,” Hamm said.

In-state Kansas and Kansas State have offered early on, as have Penn State, Iowa State and others. When 247Sports released its initial rankings for 2023, there was Hamm checking in as a four-star prospect. Early on, he’s considered the No. 13 tight end nationally and No. 245 overall.

Funny thing is, in some of his high school games, he played mostly defense. Other times he was heavily involved on offense, too. Colleges, though, like him as a tight end.

“(Coaches) like that I’m versatile. They can throw me down and pretty much use me as an extra offensive lineman and I can also get involved in the passing game,” Hamm said.

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer. Hamm has basketball obligations and workouts to do with his football team and is also planning on getting out to see at least a few colleges, too.

“I plan on getting to most of the schools that I have offers from, or at least the ones that are around my area,” he said.

Contact the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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