It's not too often that the Nebraska Cornhuskers impress a Miami Hurricanes verbal to come to the Midwest, much less a player from the state of Florida as well. However, it's happened.
Greg Simmons, a Inside Linebacker from Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida has committed to the Huskers.
Simmons, who was Miami verbal for the better part of 5 months, is the 30th best ILB in the 2016 class, and the 105th best player from the state of Florida.
Along with the Miami verbal, Simmons had offers from Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Rutgers.
Linebacker coach Trent Bray swayed Simmons into visiting Lincoln for the first Big Red Weekend, and it had a big influence on him as he decommitted from Miami that Sunday. After a visit to Tennessee and Louisville, Simmons decided he wanted to be a Husker and there you go.
With how the Huskers have craved linebackers in the two recruiting cycles under Mike Riley, Simmons will have just as much of a chance in early playing time in Lincoln than probably anywhere else he could go. That works out well for both parties.
With both Simmons and Jack Stoll committing to Nebraska, the Huskers are literally on the cusp of the Top 20 in the 247 National Composite rankings. That also gets them around 5th in the Big Ten Conference at this time.
Could Nebraska get even better? The potential is definitely there. We'll be there to figure out what the heck is going on.