The Nebraska Football program just learned the hard way that recruiting is incredibly unpredictable. It's a safe bet that when Wednesday dawned, the Husker coaching staff had a feeling that four-star quarterback recruit Colson Yankoff was leaning towards coming to Nebraska. By the end of the night, the Idaho native had announced his commitment to a school. Not only wasn't his pick the Cornhuskers, but it wasn't a program that he had mentioned as being in his top three, just a few days ago. Yankoff announced he was going to be a member of the Washington Huskies.

Shocking turn of events?

Earlier this week, Yankoff told a member of 247Sports he had narrowed down his top three schools. The Nebraska football program was joined by Cal and TCU in that supposed top tier. Not mentioned in that group was Washington. It appears that might have either been a slip of the tongue, or a bit of misdirection. Shortly after his announcement, Yankoff told 247Sports he had been favoring Washington all along.

"Washington has been in my top 3 from the very beginning of my recruiting process,” said Yankoff. “It would be redundant and obvious to talk about how accomplished the UW staff is. I value my education, playing in the PAC 12, competing for championships, and the absolute integrity of this coaching staff. This is about fit to me, and I do not believe there is a better fit in the country for me.”

Where does the Nebraska football team go from here?

Colson Yankoff's announcement on Wednesday night is especially disheartening for Nebraska football fans because it was just a couple of weeks ago, that offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf had teased the quarterback would be visiting Lincoln some time this month.

According to Yankoff, the commitment to Washington closes the door on his recruitment. It's possible the Huskers could still wedge that door open in the coming months, but this is a bit of a blow. All signs were pointing to the Cornhuskers being the favorites. Now the school will have to move onto Plan B.

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