Where Nebraska football stands with one of the best edge rushers in the 2024 class now that he’s “reopened,” his recruiting isn’t entirely clear.
Jayshawn Ross was once thought to be a lock for the Oklahoma Sooners. Then there were more than a few people who decided that the Nebraska football team was surging into the lead for the 4-star prospects’ attention.
Now? It’s a bit of a mystery.
Ross took to social media on Sunday afternoon and apparently threw a monkey wrench into the works. Ross wasn’t known to have committed to anyone. He’s still “reopening” his recruitment.
Ross thanked all the coaches that had been recruiting him. But, he added, he was looking forward to finding the best place for him and his academic and athletic career. What isn’t clear is if that means he’s wiping the slate clean, or just wanted to do a soft reset.
Is the current situation one where none of the schools he was considering are in the running anymore? Did Nebraska football get caught in the blowback? Or is it simply that Oklahoma is no longer in the picture?
According to Rivals, it’s believed that Arkansas, Tennessee, the Huskers, and Penn State have the best shot at landing the Liberty North defender. That’s despite the fact that the future cast still has Nebraska football and the Sooners sitting at 50 percent chance of landing him.
Nebraska football still in the running for Jayshawn Ross?
It’s also possible that while Ross hadn’t announced it yet, he had committed somewhere. Considering how big a frontrunner the Sooners were at one point, it would make sense if he’d committed to the guys in Norman.
In that case, Nebraska football fans should be quite excited about the edge rusher officially being a free agent now.
That would seem to be the best-case scenario at this point.