Huskers Lose Defensive Line Commit
This isn't quite breaking news since it actually happened a few weeks back, but defensive line commit Antoine Miles has decommitted from Nebraska and will taking visits in January to Purdue and Kentucky.
It's not clear what motivated the switch, though you might speculate that it had to do with playing time. Schools like Purdue and Kentucky might be willing to promise Miles early playing time without a redshirt. He most surely would have redshirted at Nebraska and then found himself in competition with a number of other players for playing time.
You wonder if Purdue's outing against Oklahoma State would give him second thoughts. Though if the strength of the current team were a major criteria, you wouldn't expect Kentucky to be getting serious attention.
The Huskers still hold commitments from 4-star defensive end A.J. Natter and four-star junior college defensive end Randy Gregory. But Miles had the potential to move inside like a Thad Randle. NU currently lacks a commitment at defensive tackle for the 2013 class.
Nebraska is still hoping to land the services of four-star junior college tackle Ben Bradley, who is sought after by a number of SEC schools. Maliek Collins of Kansas City is supposed to be visiting Lincoln on Friday and he may visit Iowa as well. Otherwise, there's not much public on who else might be in the mix. The Huskers could certainly use some good young bodies on the inside.