Nebraska football target decommits from UCF after Huskers visit

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A Nebraska football target that visited Lincoln over the weekend just announced he was decommitting from another school.

It seems as if the good recruiting news for the Nebraska football team is just going to keep rolling in. One day after getting two new commits added to the 2018 recruiting class, it looks like another target might be lining up to make his call.

Justin McGriff, a big bodied receiver that was committed to UCF up until this morning announced on Twitter that he was reopening his recruitment process. The timing of the announcement was hard for people to ignore.

It was harder still to ignore the reason why McGriff no longer considered himself a member of UCF’s recruiting class. In the social media announcement, the player referred to “complete coaching staff changes” as the reason he was making the call.

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All those changes that went down for the Knights? Of course, it turns out that every single coach McGriff was planning on seeing in Florida now reside in Lincoln.


If the 6-6, 210-pound player is wanting to go to a school where he feels like he knows the coaches, Nebraska just became the front-runner for his services.

The wrinkle in all this is that he didn’t simply announce that he was changing schools.

He’s opening it up to the pool.

That may just be his way of not looking like he’s being impulsive.

In recent days, there have been more than a few UCF fans who have not been taking the departures of Scott Frost and company all that well.

McGriff seems to understand the hard feeling surrounding that part of Florida. Opening his tweet, he says that people should “respect my decision, and I will respect your opinion.”

Now the Nebraska football team just has to get the possible receiver/tight end/defensive lineman to decide he wants to be a Husker. Should he make that decision soon, the Huskers 2018 recruiting class could really be rolling in the right direction.