Nebraska Football Recruiting: The Big Board (4/14/14)

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It’s a fun time to pay attention to Nebraska football recruiting, isn’t it? Last Wednesday saw two new Husker commits, both from Omaha, NE. That may not seem odd on the surface, but the Big Red hasn’t been able to say that since Ndamukong Suh was a senior in 2009.

Offensive guard Michael Decker and defensive tackle Daishon Neal gave Nebraska a nice boost in the 247Sports overall rankings. The Huskers remain No. 2 in the Big Ten behind Penn State (No. 3 overall), but jumped seven spots to No. 8.

Could you really see Decker going anywhere else? Being surrounded by Nebraska culture his entire life and recruited by the duo of Barney Cotton and John Garrison, it was only a matter of time. I highly recommend that Nebraskan readers check him out if you get the opportunity this season. This is the kind of in-state get the Huskers can’t afford to lose.

Neal’s a head scratcher. I’ve heard him potentially growing into a defensive or offensive tackle, maybe even sticking as a defensive end. The kid’s a project and I mean that in the nicest way. He’s an specimen and a guy you can afford to tinker with as he fills out. Oklahoma State already had him down on an unofficial visit and was working on a follow up trip for one of their Junior Days.

Clearly the Huskers saw enough to qualify pressing/offering.

With these two in the fold, I’m wiping the Big Board clean and starting from scratch.

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