The Nebraska basketball team has already made some big moves on the recruiting front since Fred Hoiberg came on board. Now the team is hoping that some old connections can help the Huskers land one of the best power forwards in the 2020 class.

Ben Carlson had been previously offered by Tim Miles and company.

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On Easter Sunday, Fred Hoiberg and his staff reaffirmed Nebraska's offer to Carlson. Now that the new staff has made it clear they are all in on the forward, it's possible that Hoiberg can call on his former teammate and try and get his son to be a Cornhusker.

Hoiberg and Carlson's father Marc, played together on Iowa State. That means that the Huskers would be reaping the benefits of Hoiberg's legend in Iowa for the first time.

Nebraska basketball changing its recruiting profile

Since Hoiberg landed in Lincoln, he's been working to bring in all kinds of talent.

The Nebraska basketball program's recruiting could take an uptick [Image via HuskerOnline Video/YouTube]
The Nebraska basketball program's recruiting could take an uptick [Image via HuskerOnline Video/YouTube]

So far that has meant keeping players that Miles already landed like Jervay Green and Javon Burke. It's already also getting players the Huskers might not have had any shot at like Haanif Cheatham.

Cheatham came in for an official visit this weekend and decided to pull the trigger.

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That means the Nebraska basketball team has already added a guard it desperately needs in order to reload instead of rebuilding. If they could find a way to land Ben Carlson they would be reloading for the season after next as well.

Behind the numbers for Ben Carlson

The Huskers are likely trailing when it comes to landing the forward, but that connection between Fred Hoiberg and Marc Carlson could be the silver bullet. Coming out of St. Paul, Minnesota, Carlson is a 6-9, 205 pound power forward who is considered by the fourth rated player in the state.

Nebraska is going to have quite a few other Big Ten schools they are going to have to fight off if they want to have a shot. He has 16 total offers and it appears at the moment that Iowa, Purdue and the Golden Gophers are among the front runners.

Not only is he the fourth rated player in the state, he's also considered the 10th best power forward in the 2020 class according to 247Sports. He's also the 71st best player in the entire class right now.

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There is also a chance that Xavier could come in and steal Carlson right out from under Nebraska and other schools that are hot on the heels of forward. He's already taken an official visit with the Musketeers.

The next step for Hoiberg and his staff is to get the same treatment from Ben Carlson. The Nebraska basketball program has the kind of facilities that can reel any recruit in as long as they can actually get to the point where they show it to them.

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With Fred Hoiberg at the helm, they also have the kind of nationally known name that can raise eyebrows.

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