Nebraska football: Huskers lose defensive back target to Florida

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The Nebraska football team lost out on another defensive back target on Sunday.

The Nebraska football team has been hoping to grab as many December 20 signees as possible. Unfortunately, they can check one target off the list because he’s not coming to Lincoln.

Four-star defensive back John Huggins was originally scheduled to visit the Huskers this weekend. Late last week, shortly after the coaches came to visit him, he decided not to visit the Huskers.

Instead of visiting Lincoln, he visited Florida. During that visit, it appears Huggins committed to the Gators.

Huggins announced through his official twitter account that he was “1000%” committed. The announcement isn’t a huge surprise considering the defensive back was previously a Florida State commit.

During the announcement that he was a Gator, he did also say he was going to sign on December 20. It seems that is one way to make sure he can be swayed from his decision.

There was also good news for the Huskers on Sunday afternoon, though it wasn’t in the form of a new commit. Colorado-based recruit Tate Wildeman issued a tweet that he was fully committed.

Wildeman, a defensive end had actually committed  to the Huskers a while back. This was when Parella and Bob Diaco were the ones recruiting him.

Considering that Scott Frost and company have lost a number of recruits since they came aboard, it’s interesting they worked overtime to get Wildeman on board. The new staff certainly seems to have an interest in getting as many good defensive players as possible.

The Nebraska football team is hoping that Wildeman isn’t going to be the only recruit that visited this weekend that will be announcing he wants to be “All ‘N.” The last recruiting weekend before the early signing period is bound to be a big one that could stuff the class quite a bit with the right luck.