The Nebraska Football team is desperately hoping to get a commitment from one of its top targets in the coming weeks. While the school has made some good inroads on its targets over the last few weeks, its been quite a while since a target has announced they were headed to the Huskers. It's possible that that could change at the end of this week when cornerback Thomas Graham announces his school decision. According to 247 Sports, Graham is set to announce which school he will be attending on Friday, December 16.

Who are the Cornhuskers going up against?

It appears most recruiting services are still saying Graham becoming a part of the Nebraska football program is a bit of a long shot, but it appears the school is gaining some ground.

Much has been made of the recruiting prowess of new defensive backs coach Dontae Williams and it appears that that prowess is paying some dividends for the Huskers. Still, at this point, the vaunted 247 Crystal Ball still has Graham leaning towards Notre Dame.

Should the Fighting Irish land Thomas Graham, it would be the second big commitment for a school that went just 4-8 this season, in one week. Last Friday, the school received the commitment of offensive lineman Aaron Banks, who was another Nebraska football target, though it seems as though he had largely ruled out the Huskers before he made his final announcement.

Why do they want him?

When it comes to why the Nebraska football team would want Thomas Graham, it seems fairly obvious.

First of all, Graham would play a part in Mike Riley's desire to build a real bridge between the Cornhusker state and California. Since his first days here, there's been quite a talk about Calibraska and this young player would be a part of that. The corner is currently the number 61 overall recruit in the country and is the eighth best player in the state of California.

He's also considered the #8 cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class.

When Thomas Graham announces his decision, that choice will likely be between Nebraska, Oregon, Notre Dame, UCLA, Arizona, and Arizona State.

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