Nebraska Football is making late push for 3-star CB D.J. James

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Nebraska football already has a large recruiting class signed but the Huskers are still pushing for a few more key guys and one of them is cornerback D.J. James.

When Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost talked to the press as he announced the Huskers 2019 recruiting class on early national signing day, he said his program would pursue the best guys available through February and so far that is exactly what’s happening.

Nebraska football has made a few offers this week. One of the first was to three-star outside linebacker Eugene Asante, the brother of former Husker safety Larry Asante. But another offer that was just made by the Huskers Friday went out to 2019 three-star corner D.J. James.

Of course, the interesting thing about James is that he is committed to Mississippi State. However, he had the chance to sign with the Bulldogs earlier this week and didn’t. Friday was the final day of the early signing period, so James is pushing his signing until February, which can give teams like Nebraska another shot.

And like clockwork, the Huskers offered James Friday.

James who is ranked No. 880 in the 2019 class according to the 247sports composite rankings, is ranked 80th at corner, but according to 247sports own rankings, he’s 64th and his position and also ranked much higher overall.

There is no doubt though that James is gaining momentum as a prospect. Recently, he performed well at the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game and that helped him get a visit from Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

That is one reason to delay signing, although who knows if Alabama has room for him to be a scholarship player — just something to keep in mind. As far as Nebraska football is concerned, the Huskers certainly have room and would love to get their hands on the 6-foot defensive back.

Right now, 247sports is predicting a flip for James and they are guessing that he will wind up at Auburn, which makes sense because he is from Alabama. But James said he is looking to make official visits in January, so maybe if the Huskers can get him on campus, they will have a chance.

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It’s certainly a good shot for Nebraska football to take. Like Asante, he is a fast riser and if Frost can land a couple guys like that in the coming months, leading up to national signing day in February, it will make an already solid class that much better.