It turns out that the Nebraska football team got a bit of an assist in getting Grant Brix to take another, longer look at the Huskers from Iowa.
Nebraska football recruiting is quite the soap opera. Especially this year. Every time you think you see something coming down the pike, it hits a bump in the road.
When it comes to former Maryland commit Justin Okoronkwo, the bump in the road was a bad thing. It appeared Nebraska football had a chance to land another 3-star linebacker and then just hours later he announced he was going to be a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Luckily, the Nebraska football team has a long more than one iron in the fire. Another one of those irons in the fire might have actually gotten a boost from one of the Huskers’ key rivals. It’s possible that Iowa gave a little shove of IOL Grant Brix towards Matt Rhule and company.
Brix has been one of the top targets of the Nebraska football team for quite a while now. Despite that, there was a period of time when it appeared he was all but gone. The 4-star prospect looked like he was either heading to Kansas State, or Iowa. However, the Hawkeyes apparently took themselves out of the running.
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In a recent Rivals story about why Brix isn’t really looking at the Hawkeyes anymore, he made it clear that it wasn’t really his decision. Instead, Iowa told him they were filled up at the position.
"“Coach (George) Barnett let me know after they all committed. Then he gave me a few weeks to think about it. He didn’t exactly say ‘We’re full,’ but that’s basically what he meant. ‘We’re full, and we’ll talk about it more after June.’ We will kind of regroup and see where things are at.”"
That situation isn’t entirely alien to the Nebraska football team. It seems they did the same thing with Omaha offensive lineman Caleb Pyfrom. Ironically, he ended up picking a conference rival in Illinois.
Here’s hoping the shoe can be on the other foot for Nebraska football and Grant Brix pulls the trigger for NU.