Nebraska football: 4-star defensive back commits to the Huskers

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The Nebraska football team’s coaching staff stopped the flow of bad news.

Sunday was the first day of really bad news for the Nebraska football staff under Scott Frost. It was also the first day of really good news for the new Huskers as they landed their first commit.

Defensive back CJ Smith visited Lincoln this weekend and apparently definitely liked what he saw. Smith tweeted out on his official Twitter account that he had decided he wanted to become a Husker.

The news comes at a time when some Cornhusker fans were starting to get a bit nervous. While it’s still very early in the process, Sunday had already seen Juco quarterback Terry Wilson announce he was committing elsewhere, running back Jalen Knox announce he was staying with Missouri, and wide receiver Joshua Moore announced he was decommitting from Nebraska.

The commitment of Smith is an especially big deal as it seemingly fills a hole in the class left by Mario Goodrich. Goodrich announced he was decommitting from the Huskers just days before Scott Frost was hired.

Smith’s pledge also means that the big visit weekend Saturday and Sunday paid off some tangible dividends. Quarterback target Adrian Martinez reported back that he loved his trip to Lincoln. Juco target Greg Bell also appeared to like what he saw of the Nebraska football team.

Despite both visitors seemingly being impressed, both left town without becoming Huskers. CJ Smith’s commitment has the opportunity to start the 2018 recruiting class for Frost rolling down the tracks in the right direction.

It appears that members of this class are also happy to see momentum moving in the positive direction again. Shortly after Smith made his announcement current kicker commit Barret Pickering sent out a welcome message telling Smith it was ‘good to have him.’

The big question now is whether CJ Smith is the only commit for this weekend or whether we start to see other announcements for the Nebraska football program start to roll in.