Nebraska Football Recruiting: Matt Rhule attempting to reel Malachi Coleman back in

Nebraska football Head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Nebraska football Head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

When it comes to Nebraska football recruiting, things are moving quite quickly. That includes a de-commit of the state of Nebraska’s top 2023 prospect in the form of Malachi Coleman. The athlete announced on Thursday that he was going to be reevaluating his options. However, the Lincoln East prospect did make it clear that didn’t mean the Huskers were completely out of the running.

Credit goes to new Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule who has talked about how important he finds locking down the state. That’s been a key focus of his recruiting approach since getting the job. It looks like he’s putting up rather than shutting up as he paid a visit to Coleman on Friday.

While Rhule wasn’t able to lock Coleman back in, it appears that he was able to keep the door open. That alone is quite the accomplishment considering that the 4-star athlete has credited his relationship with former head coach Mickey Joseph as being the reason he committed to the Huskers in the first place.

Coleman posted a picture of Rhule’s in-home visit earlier in the day with the recruit and the head coach smiling next to one another. It just happens to be the first pic of the former Carolina Panthers head coach really on the job.

Later in the day, Malachi Coleman spoke to 247Sports where he made it clear that the visit was a welcome one. He also said that he’ll be taking another official visit to see the Nebraska football facilities and meet the new staff.

Recruits are able to take a second official visit if a coach was fired after the first one. That will further allow Rhule to try and make his case for why the prospect, who has offers from all over the country including some of the best schools in college football, should sign on the dotted line with the Cornhuskers. If Rhule can get Coleman back into the fold, it could be the first really big Nebraska football recruiting win.