The Nebraska football team has been having itself a pretty good spring. Not only did the school bring in more than 30 recruits for its Spring Game but it managed to haul in four commits. The positive fallout for the game has apparently still not ended as other recruits that were brought in appear to be quite interested.

One of those that appears to have shown more interest after seeing what the school has to offer is Offensive Lineman Chris Bleich. The player was committed to Penn State when he came to Lincoln but he has since decided to open his recruiting back up.

On Friday, he announced he was going to start looking around for a new team and it stands to reason the Cornhuskers are a big reason why he’s decided to become a kind of “free-agent” again.

Committed for a year

Bleich had been a commitment to Penn State for about a year before he announced he was going to be looking around. The Pennsylvania player even unofficially visited the Nittany Lions in late March but it appears that visit wasn’t strong enough to keep the three-star player committed.

The recruit explained his reasoning as to why he was going to be a free agent on Twitter saying, “after many months of discussions with my family, I came to the conclusion its in my best interest to re-open my recruitment and de-commit from PSU.” He added that he believes he committed “way too young” in his sophomore year. He also said he believes this kind of process only happens once and he wants to make sure that he explores all his options.

Nebraska football looking to take player away from conference rival

If the Huskers can manage to lure Bleich in, it would mean winning him over from the top recruiting school in the Big Ten right now. Penn State has had quite a run since James Franklin took over and now ESPN has them ranked as the top class in the country.

Of course, the Nebraska football team has had some serious success on that front as well lately. Those same ranking recently tabbed the Huskers as the 10th best class in the nation.

That boost was in no small part thanks to the Red-White spring game that saw the Huskers pull in four recruits, three of which were for the 2018 class. Since the offensive lineman announced he was no longer committed to Penn State, 247Sports has been especially keen on him coming to the Nebraska football team. Their yardstick has him as heavy lean to be a Husker. Now it's simply a matter of Mike Riley and company closing the deal.

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