Nebraska hosted a number of high-quality prospects from around the Cornhusker State and her neighbors on Saturday, but it’s hard to say that anyone could’ve guessed that day one would’ve ended so well for the Big Red.
The Huskers secured commitment No. 24 for the 2014 class in defensive lineman Blake McClain, a recent Florida State decommitment thanks in no small part to defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski.
He’s been crucial in locking up a quartet of prospects including McClain for Nebraska’s front four, an area that grew razor thin thanks to graduation and the dismissal of Avery Moss.
Littleton, CO cornerback Eric Lee got his decision out of the way early by becoming the first commitment of the Huskers’ 2015 class.
Ranked as the No. 14 cornerback in the nation and No. 137 overall by the initial 2015 247Composite Index, Lee not only adds immediate star power to the next class, but addresses need at a position that will still demand new blood.
Nebraska received a second commitment for 2015 with the addition of New Orleans, LA athlete Kendall Bussey.
When asked about his commitment to the Cornhuskers, Bussey told Huskers Illustrated, “It feels very good. I mean walking through their facilities today and speaking with the coaches, I felt like this was the place. The best part was just the coaches, players and that Nebraska lifestyle.”
The fireworks may not be over for Husker fans this weekend. Bryan Munson of Big Red Report tweeted that visiting Baldwin City, KS offensive tackle Christian Gaylord texted him that a decision is coming soon.
Another prospect that could very well pull the trigger is Omaha, NE’s Michael Decker. Considering that he has a Nebraska offer in hand and is being wooed in the in-state school, it seems a given that he’d eventually verbally commit to the Big Red.