The end of the recruiting season is not going the way the Nebraska Football coaches hoped it would. The staff has had some problems getting big-time recruits to pull the trigger for the Huskers, and now the school has its first de-commit for the 2017 class. The loss of this recruit is even more painful because Robert Porcher IV is not just the son of a former NFL star, but he plays a position that the Cornhuskers desperately need filled on their roster.

Homesickness had already set in

The good news, if there is any to glean from the de-commitment of Porcher is, it doesn't appear that the Nebraska football team lost the recruiting wars with another school.

In a Twitter posting where the Orlando, Florida native announced his decision, he made it clear he was opening up his recruiting because he didn't want to be too far away from his family.

"I recently realized that I'm not okay with the thought of my family not being close enough to come to my games." He included in that posting, "I owe it to myself and my family, to attend a school that's closer to home." Porcher added once he had decided he wasn't going to be making the trek to Nebraska, he wanted to make sure he told the football coaches as soon as possible.

Where does he go now?

Even before this announcement, there were some people who worried about whether Porcher would ever sign with the Nebraska football team because he was getting so much attention from Michigan.

The recruit's father, also named Robert was an excellent defensive end for the Detroit Lions during his NFL days, and it's a safe bet the Wolverines were using that as a connection.

Of course, Michigan isn't that much closer to Orlando than Lincoln is, so if that is indeed the major factor for the de-commitment, it appears the Wolverines have lost out as well.

Interestingly enough, it doesn't appear that Porcher has offers from Florida, Florida State, or Miami. It will be interesting to watch where this young man goes now that he's not going to be a part of Nebraska football.

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