National signing day for the 2017 recruiting class came and went just a week ago, but the Nebraska football team has the opportunity to land a big recruit when he announces his pick later tonight. In order to land that player, the Huskers are going to need to overcome some rather impressive competition, but if NU can come out as the choice, it would mean that the 2018 recruiting class, already sitting at third in the Big Ten and 17th in the country, would get a rather big boost.

Keeping Calibraska train rolling

Jaiden Woodbey announced on Twitter earlier today that he would be announcing at 5 PM local time, which means about 7 PM Nebraska time.

This comes just a number of days after the defensive back recruit tweeted out that he was going to "shock the world." It's still anybody's guess whether the shock is simply that he's going to be announcing his pick so early, or because he's also going to be picking a school no one is expecting.

If he's shocking people with his school choice, it's not unfair to say that deciding to play for the Nebraska football team would be a bit of a surprise. Its been a long time since the Huskers won a recruiting battle for such a high-profile player when going up against so many high-profile schools like Oklahoma, USC and Ohio State. On the flip side, picking the Cornhuskers isn't out of the question, considering the fact that the school recently beat out Ohio State for another California player in Tyjon Lindsey.

Already one surprise in the Woodbey saga

By announcing the four schools he would be choosing between, thanks to the use of their hashtags, it appears there's at least one surprise already. 247Sports thought the contest for Woodbey's services was going to include the Washington Huskies.

They've been left out of the final four, with Oklahoma taking their spot. Announcing where the nation's third best safety and the state of California's fourth best player overall is going in February is a bit of a shock as well. Nationally, Jaiden Woodbey is ranked as the 32nd best player. That would be one heck of a pick-up for the Nebraska football team.