Nebraska football target commits to Virginia Tech

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The Nebraska football team lost out on Jeremy Webb on Friday.

Just a day after the Nebraska football team’s coaches thought a door had opened, it slammed shut. Jeremy Webb, one of the first players Scott Frost offered a scholarship to when he was hired by the Huskers, committed to Virginia Tech.

The commitment comes just a day after Webb announced he wouldn’t be taking a trip to Tennessee. In that announcement, Webb said he was headed home to Florida.

While it was clear he wasn’t going to take another trip before he signed next Wednesday, there was hope the Huskers would get that signature. He’s certainly done with his recruiting, but it turns out he’s not willing to sign with Frost, without seeing Lincoln.

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Webb took to Twitter to announce it was a “done deal.” He included a picture of Virginia Tech as part of the declaration he was off the market.

The commitment was hardly a shock. Recruiting services had Webb leaning towards either West Virginia or Virginia Tech.

This wasn’t a recruit the coaching staff had to spend a great deal of time on in the long run.

They can also drown their sorrows in knowing they are hosting a ton of top prospects in Lincoln this weekend.

While the Huskers have had some serious success under Frost, they have also lost out on a  couple.

Last Sunday, the team saw the decommitment of Joshua Moore, one of the top wide receivers in the 2018 recruiting class.

After the decommit, as well as the announcement that a potential quarterback target in Terry Morris was going to Kentucky, things started turning around. Since those developments, the Cornhuskers have gotten four commits.

One of those commits is busy visiting Tennessee this weekend. We’ll have to see whether Jeremy Webb is the only player the Nebraska football team is going to lose out on in the near future.