One of the top wide receiver recruits for the Nebraska Football is back on the open market. A four-star recruit that would further the Calibraska connection had been committed to the USC trojans. On Friday, the target tweeted out he has decided to reopen his recruiting. While there are likely a lot of schools who will be checking out the chum in the water, the Huskers just might have an inside track as Tyjon Lindsey appears to be a draw for him. Now the Cornhuskers coaching staff just has to find a way to close the deal.

Aiming for an official visit

When Manuel Allen told the world he was no longer going to be a commit to the USC Trojans, it's a safe bet Nebraska football ears perked up.

Now the coaching staff just needs to get him into Lincoln for an official visit. With Spring practices just around the corner, striking while the iron is hot seems like a plan that would make sense. Of course, finding a way to get Allen to meet up with Tyjon Lindsey seems like it would be an even better idea.

In the case of Allen, it might be a better idea to get the players who have fallen in love with the Nebraska football program rather than the coaches. It appears they might be carrying more weight for this California player.

The competition

Allen has of course, not ruled out returning to the USC Trojans as part of his recruiting process.

At the same time, when a player decommits like this, getting him back in the fold is likely a tall order. The Nebraska football team is still going to have some serious work to do in order to overcome the competition. As well as the Huskers, another Big Ten team will likely be ramping up its approach.

Ohio State has long been looking to go after the 18th ranked wide receiver in the 2018 class.

The Nebraska football team will also have to fight off schools like Notre Dame and Washington.

247Sports has Allen looking hard at the Huskies as one place he could end up changing to. It appears prying him away from the west coast could be quite the task. We'll see if the Huskers are up to the task.

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