Alright, Nebraska basketball fans. If you still questioned whether or not Tim Miles has already bumped the program into national relevance, the nail’s in the coffin.
Jordan Cornish, a highly-coveted shooting guard who was released from his National Letter of Intent by Tennessee, will be making his decision on May 20. He’s visiting Lincoln May 11-12 before taking a trip to UNLV from May 16-18.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, three days in Vegas. Make of that what you will.
This in and of itself isn’t such a big deal, but how it’s going down is classic football recruiting procedure.Cornish’s decision will be coming to you live!
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) May 6, 2014
Now, if this makes Nebraska basketball fans nervous, that’s understandable. It’s new sports territory and recruiting announcements haven’t always been favorable for the Big Red, but have hope, Huskers. Former Oregon forward Ben Carter made an announcement on Monday that he’s transferring to UNLV.
Why is this worth mentioning? Because it means that the Runnin’ Rebs have zero scholarships left. So, why is Cornish still tripping?
Maybe he’s legitimately interested in somehow wedging himself onto the roster. Maybe he isn’t going to turn down a free three-day weekend in Vegas like so many of us wouldn’t.
Most prognosticators feel it’s between Nebraska and UNLV at this point. On one hand, you have a program that has scholarships available. It can also offer far more in the way of playing time, facilities and overall support in one of the nation’s best conferences. On the other hand you have one that…well, can’t. the choice seems obvious.
However, if logic’s ever entered college (insert sport here) recruiting, I’ve yet to see it. Synchronize watches.
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