While the Nebraska Football coaches are likely starting to look at their entire 2017 class through a wide lens, there are still a few proverbial chickens that haven't hatched yet. While the Huskers generally have their class locked up long before signing day, this year there are going to be several recruits that don't announce their schools of choice until the very day when they can sign on the dotted line.

Defensive line is a big need

One of the players the Nebraska football team is going to be waiting until Wednesday for is defensive back Deommodore Lenoir. Yet another defensive player that is going to make the Huskers and everyone else wait until the day of is Texas defensive tackle Damion Daniels.

Daniels is currently viewed as a three star tackle by most recruiting services and he's exactly the kind of big body NU needs desperately as a part of this class.

If there is one position the Nebraska football coaches are in desperate need of, it is some depth on the defensive line. One defensive end had been a commit to the Huskers for most of the summer, and NU believed they had the son of a former NFLer in their midst, right up until he decided he wanted to be closer to home. This makes the possible commitment of Daniels that much more important for Riley and company.

Who must the Huskers beat out?

On paper, this commitment looks like it should be a slam dunk for the Nebraska football squad.

The other schools in Daniels' top three are Colorado and Texas-San Antonio. In years past, it would have been utterly amazing that NU hadn't wrapped up the commitment of the defensive tackle months ago. Last year, Colorado shot back into the national conversation with what can only be called a dream season for the program.

It appears that this has convinced Daniels that the Buffaloes are neck and neck with Nebraska when it comes to chances to win their conference and beyond. Texas-San Antonio appears to mostly be in the hunt because it is closer to the recruit's home than any of the other locations. All of this makes Wednesday quite interesting.

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