Nebraska football staff going after Missouri commit

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The new Nebraska football staff has had no qualms about going after committed players.

The newest offer from the Nebraska football staff to Jalen Knox, a running back who has already committed to Missouri. Scott Frost and company have had no problem going after players at teams where the leadership is in flux. The offer to Knox stands out because the Tigers still have their head coach.

The blueprint for offers from the Husker staff has been obvious since they took the helm. While attempting to lock up the players that have already been committed to NU, the staff is looking to poach from programs in trouble.

It appears Jalen Knox fits the bill because Missouri’s former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has moved on. Perhaps it’s just a situation where they’ve heard Knox would be interested.

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Maybe his film just showed the coaches something that made them think he’d be a fit for their program. What we can tell is that this isn’t the case of Knox having been a target while the group was at UCF.

There’s no indication they talked to him even a little bit when they were working for the Knights. Knox, a 6-0, 180 pound all-purpose back out of Texas has had quite a few power five offers, though it appears Missouri is the best of the bunch.

It’s possible the new staff just believes that he’s someone who is poachable because Frost runs an offense that quite a few college kids like running. Unlike some of the other recent targets, it doesn’t appear the back, who committed to the Tigers just a few days ago, has set a visit date to Lincoln.

Just how much of a chance the Nebraska football team has with Jalen Knox won’t be known for a little while. The team has to be hoping he might be willing to switch by the December 20 signing period.