Nebraska Scrambling To Fill 2014 Class After Major Decommitment

By Brandon Cavanaugh
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers finally have a defensive backs coach in place thanks to the hire of Charlton Warren and wasted no time in getting him out on the road.

The Big Red welcomed three quality prospects into Lincoln, NE this past weekend in wide receiver Desean Blair, running back Mikale Wilbon and cornerback Chris Jones. Momentum seemed to be going the Huskers’ way, and just in time, as Signing Day is right around the corner.

Nebraska coaches often use “#BOOM” on Twitter when a commitment has been locked up. In this case, the 2014 recruiting class experienced something closer to nuclear fallout.

Terrell Clincksales, one of Nebraska’s best committed prospects changed his mind.

Considered the No. 1 JUCO defensive tackle in the nation and one of the best transfers in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite Index, he announced his decommitment from the Huskers’ class and immediate commitment to Kansas State via Twitter. He would later make a vague, but interesting second tweet.

Unfortunately for Nebraska, his decision could trigger a domino effect when it comes to the class’ overall quality.

Not only did the big man likely have an inside track for a starting spot next season, but he was easily one of the Huskers’ best commitments this class, next to defensive lineman Peyton Newell and wide receiver Monte Harrison.

Bo Pelini and company now must look to Harrison who could have a very bright future in both football or baseball. He has such a bright future playing America’s pastime that Nebraska may lose him to Major League Baseball as they did Bubba Starling, currently with the Kansas City Royals organization.

While not exactly the salve Husker fans are seeking, JUCO transfer defensive tackle Joe Keels has already signed his National Letter of Intent. Look for him to get the opportunity that Clinkscales all but officially had locked up.

In the meantime, hold onto your hats, Husker Nation. The end of this recruiting cycle could get rather bumpy in a hurry.

Brandon Cavanaugh is a Big 10 writer for Follow him on Twitter @eightlaces, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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