The #Nebraska Football team appears to be finishing up its recruiting season with a bang but there was a period of time when the Huskers were having some serious problems closing the deal with a number of high-profile recruits.
That trend has reversed course, thanks in large part to the de-commitment of Tyjon Lindsey from Ohio State and subsequent commitment to the Nebraska football team. Then there was the rather talented, if not nearly as touted as others running back - Jaylin Bradley. Now there appears to be a bit of an avalanche of recruits.
Cali cornerback could be coming
Among the players that are making up the Nebraska football recruiting avalanche is a California cornerback who had been committed to the Florida Gators. Elijah Blades was someone the Huskers had been in on from the very beginning but thought they had lost out to the SEC team. After taking a visit to Lincoln on January 20, Blades decided the Gators weren't the team for him.
Continuing the influx of recruits
On February 25 Blades announced that he was no longer a Florida Gator. While the defensive back has not said he is going to be joining the Nebraska football team, all signs seem to point at the player becoming a Cornhusker. When looking at Huskers Illustrated, the website has their crystal ball pointing to Blades going to Lincoln. While we won't know whether or not Blades is going to be a Husker until signing day, he has said some very nice things to say about his future potential coaches.
National signing day is just a few days away now, but Blades and a number of other players that could be signing with the Huskers could make Mike Riley and company shoot up the recruiting rankings. There are other schools that are in on the defensive back. There is some chance that the USC Trojans could sweep in and grab the four-star player if he decides he wants to stay closer to home. The Nebraska football team has been doing battle with California schools for most of its current tenure as the school attempts to set up a network it has dubbed "Calibraska"