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Wide Receiver Manuel Allen Flips From Nebraska To Louisville

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The Huskers lose a wideout commit to drop back to 11 commits.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers dropped back down to 11 commits on the season when Manuel Allen pulled a surprise and decommitted from Nebraska and committed to Bobby Petrino’s Louisville Cardinals.

Surprised? We are too!

Three weeks ago:

Fast forward to today and....

Allen a 6-2 four-star wide receiver is rated the 182nd-best player in the nation by 247Sports composite in the 2018 cycle. He is rated as the 39th-best wide received in the nation, while being the 26th-best player in the state of California.

Besides both Nebraska and Louisville offers, Allen had offers from Notre Dame, Southern California, Oregon, and Washington among others.

Allen’s decommit comes as a surprise as Keith Williams and company had appeared to be firmly in the lead for the 4-star wideout since flipping him from the USC Trojans after the spring game. With the loss of Allen, Nebraska now goes back to two wideouts committed for the 2018 class with Joshua Moore and Cameron Brown.

Nebraska will be on the search for at least two more receivers to fill out this class. There are other targets on the board, but the Huskers and Keith Williams will have to do some work to get back on what was a promising recruiting class. Not to say it’s not good, but a July lull reaches into August, save the re-verbal of Cameron Brown.