Bellevue West QB Kaelin commits to Missouri
BELLEVUE, Neb. -- A Nebraska high school standout will be headed to the SEC to play his college football.
Bellevue West quarterback Danny Kaelin announced his commitment to Missouri via a tweet Monday afternoon.
"I would like to thank God for the ability to do what I do, for the people he has surrounded me with, and position he has blessed me to be in today," Kaelin said in his announcement tweet. In his announcement, Kaelin said he is "110% committed" to the Tigers and head coach Eliah Drinkwitz.
Kaelin also credited Bellevue West coach Mike Huffman for teaching him "that the work is never finished."
As a junior, Kaelin threw for 3,186 yards and 36 touchdowns. The Thunderbirds reached the state quarterfinals in Class A before falling to state runner-up Gretna.
Nebraska had offered Kaelin, though the bulk of Nebraska's quarterback attention for the class of 2024 has been directed toward Dylan Raiola.
Kaelin is the second in-state quarterback in as many years to commit to a major program outside of the Huskers' Big Ten footprint. Gretna quarterback Zane Flores signed with Oklahoma State in the Cowboys' most recent signing class.
Bellevue West will open up the 2023 season with back-to-back home games against Creighton Prep and Omaha North.