Huskers Add Six Commits, One on Hold
Nebraska might very well have reached the conclusion of their recruiting this cycle and gotten a jumpstart on the class of 2015. Nebraska added three commitments for the class of 2014 as well as three more for next year. Meanwhile, the word came that junior college wide receiver Robert Lockhart won't sign a letter of intent on Wednesday as some academic issues must be resolved.
Nebraska added a pair of defensive ends to the current class in Jacksonville's Blake McClain (a former Florida State commit) and Alabama's DeAndre Wills. Both players stand 6'3". McClain weighs in at 265 lbs. to Wills' 245. Also joining NU will be Georgia quarterback A.J. Bush who's listed at 6'4" and 214 lbs.
The early commitments for next year included four-star cornerback Eric Lee, four-star safety Avery Anderson (both from Colorado), and New Orleans running back Kendall Bussey (who's built like Ameer Abdullah). Nebraska hosted a junior day which led to the early pledges.
If Lockhart can sort out his academic situation by the summer, he could still join Nebraska in the fall.
Without Lockhart, the recruiting class numbers 25 players. That's the maximum allowed for a recruiting class though three of the recruits that have arrived early on campus (defensive end Joe Keels, safety Byerson Cockrell, and quarterback Zack Darlington) which means they could count at least one player toward last year's class. Beyond that, the Huskers would then seem to be wandering into oversigning territory. Though odds are that not every player that signs Wednesday will show up on campus in the fall. Generally, you see one or two not make it either due to academics or for other reasons.
The remaining scholarship could go to a wide receiver like Desean Blair or Markell Boston. The Huskers would gladly welcome tackle Kenyon Frison. If you buy into some of the rumors, it's even possible a standout recruit who'd verballed to another program made a secret visit to NU in the past week. Might there be a pleasant surprise in store on signing day?
Things may seem about over for this cycle, but history tells us a thing or two may still change in the next few days.