Good news for fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers: two major recruiting commitments may be on the way.
The Huskers are in need of a tight end that can start immediately in the worst way. With Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed graduating and only three scholarship tight ends on the roster, JUCO prospect Beau Sandland has gotten an amazing amount of attention from the Nebraska staff, and rightfully so.
The Woodland Hills, CA native has narrowed his choices down to a trio of schools: Nebraska, the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Miami Hurricanes. At one point, it was thought that Sandland would be choosing between the Huskers and Oklahoma Sooners. With Oklahoma out of the running, the Huskers can very easily underscore how much of a threat he can be in offensive coordinator Tim Beck‘s attack.
Rivals.com was informed by the prospect himself that he will announce his decision on Dec 19.
Another major area of concern this cycle for Nebraska is offensive tackle. The Huskers have whiffed on major prospects recently, but may secure the commitment of Canadian David Knevel. At one point, the battle for his services was between the Huskers and the Wisconsin Badgers. With the Badgers in a state of flux, they appear to have been bumped out of the picture in favor of the Alabama Crimson Tide and West Virginia Mountaineers.
His mother, Michelle, informed BigRedReport.com that, “He will not go through another weekend without making a decision.” She continued, “He said that this was hard for him to do, but said after thinking about it that it was a good problem.”
Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter: @eightlaces