Nebraska got their 16th commitment Friday morning with the commitment of one Antoine Miles, a DE/DT from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio.
Miles, who is 6' 3", 250 pounds and is listed as running a 5.12 40 yard dash, is looked at either a End or Tackle in this program.
I'm the type of guy who looks at who has offered a kid and take that heavily into consideration. With Miles' offer sheet, while not bad really, you wonder about a kid who has taken one visit committing after said visit when West Virginia and Pittsburgh were on the radar.
Let us hope this isn't a sign of the future for the rest of this cycle. Miles, while not a bad take, is one that you have for a spot (Defensive Line) after several potential kids have either said no or moved on from Nebraska.
Other recruiting news:
- Don't be shocked again at a decommitment from Jonathan Cook. Even though Cook took 2 unofficial visits to Alabama, Nick Saban didn't offer Cook. However, that was one of the first things Gus Malzhan did when he took over at Auburn. If Cook tells the Tigers no thanks, only then can Nebraska breathe easily.
- Someone will have to explain this one to me... Adam Taylor, the Katy (TX) running back who committed to Nebraska last month, has been dropped to three stars by Rivals. I mean, rushing for over 2000 yards at 9 yards/carry in Texas HS play is making you drop? Okay then. For the record, the statement is that Taylor "lacked the explosiveness" a 4 star should have. And Rex Burkhead wasn't wanted by UT too.
- Sounds like Nebraska leads with Dominic Walker, a 3 star WR from Orlando. That's a great offer list, one that could push this kid to a 4 star after he commits. Walker was lined up for a visit with Cincinnati, but after Butch Jones going to Tennessee, there are no thoughts of what he's going to do.
- Another kid to keep an eye on is Branden Vandenberg, who is a 3 for 2 JUCO Tight End prospect. He's the 7th ranked TE in this class, and is 6' 6", and 255 pounds. With how the state of Tight Ends are for Nebraska currently (Kyler Reed and Ben Cotton both Seniors), Vandenberg with Beau Sandland, things could be looking up if both end up in Lincoln.
- And, finally, one to keep an eye on is David Knevel, a 6'8", 290 lb Offensive Tackle that had a final 2 of Nebraska and Wisconsin..... that is till he took a visit to Alabama last week. Knevel had made 2 visits to Lincoln, one with his father to check out the town. Considering they reside in Canada, that's a very good sign and a kid that wants to be in Lincoln. However, there hasn't been much said after his visit to Tuscaloosa. Even still, Nebraska is a favorite for him, especially with Bret Bielema bolting Madison.