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Nebraska Moving Quick On Cal Decommit, Rivals Releases Final Position Rankings

The Huskers are moving quick on a former Bears verbal, plus some good news from Texas.

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Some quick hits today off the recruiting trail.

- Looks like Donte’ Williams and the Nebraska staff are putting the full court press on Temecula, California athlete Michael Onyemaobi. He was one of Donte’s first Nebraska visits, and he just so happened to decommit from Cal...

... at the same time that Williams and Mike Riley were doing an in-home visit.

With Donte on the case, Nebraska sees Michael as a defensive back, but he has shown the ability to play WR as well. With an offer literally five days ago and a probable visit soon, expect the Huskers to get this verbal.

- Williams and Mike Riley were in-home last night with Florida CB verbal and (probable) visitor Elijah Blades.

Some folks are thinking that Blades is primed to be a flip candidate from the Gators to the Huskers. I’m a little skeptical, but if the staff can indeed get him on campus this weekend, the odds go way up. He is planning on visiting, and didn’t have much to say on his Florida trip last week.

- Mike Schaefer of Nebraska’s 247Sports site reports that Texas did indeed give Nebraska OT verbal Brenden Jaimes an offer, as well as TCU. But, even though the Lake Travis prospect would be playing in his backyard, Jaimes shut them down hard.

Mike Riley also visited Jaimes this week, reaffirming their want of the 6’5” OT, who is visiting this weekend.

- Rivals put out their final position rankings of the 2017 cycle today, and there are several Husker verbals listed. For example:

Tristan Gebbia: 6th-rated pro style QB
Ben Miles: 3rd-rated fullback
Avery Roberts: 11th-ranked outside linebacker
Tyjon Lindsey: 9th-ranked wide receiver
Keyshawn Johnson Jr: 43rd-ranked WR
Jaevon McQuitty: 46th-ranked WR
Guy Thomas: 16th-ranked weakside defensive end

That’s a pretty good list, and could climb if Jamire Calvin, Elijah Blades and a couple others pull the Nebraska hat on.