Nebraska football secured the second best all-purpose back in the 2019 class in Wandale Robinson. Now, the Huskers are aiming their sights a bit higher. Chris Tyree is being pursued by some of the best programs in the country, but he recently named his top 10 schools, and the Huskers are in the fold. That's huge news for a program that has shown it has no problem playing true freshmen and a program that is in desperate need for an infusion of talent. Scott Frost and company have made it past the first stage of the process and that's a very good thing.

Now, they need to find a way to secure the Chester, Virginia product.

Nebraska football in rarified air

Because Chris Tyree is the top all-purpose back in the 2020 class, he's going to have more than a few of the biggest schools in the country going after him. Despite not being able to sign his commitment papers until December of 2019, he has 28 schools that are actively pursuing him. That's one of the big reasons why the Nebraska football team even making the top 10 is a heck of an accomplishment. Along with the Huskers, the prospect named Florida State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Stanford, Notre Dame, Virginia, and Virginia Tech among his favorites.

One of the most interesting aspects of that particular top 10 is who else is in it that might be a surprising rival in the recruiting fight.

Virginia Tech has a history of winning big games at least. The fact that Virginia is still in the running is obviously a nod to the player thinking about sticking around his home area. The Nebraska football team is in the running against those hometown schools, but it appears they are going to have to go up against the top Big Ten teams as well.

Michigan and Penn State will be hard to beat.

Chris Tyree's top 10 is a win of sorts

The announcement that the Huskers are in the running on what 247Sports has said is a five-star prospect and the top APB in the country is a win in the middle of some bad news.

The Cornhuskers lost out on two prospects this weekend when Tony Fair de-committed from the Huskers and punter Ben Kiernan announced he was going to North Carolina. Those pieces of bad news were offset by two commits last week. Now that Chris Tyree has announced the Nebraska football team is in the running, the 2020 recruiting class is starting to truly ramp up just as the 2019 class comes close to completion. Hopefully, this all puts the team on a path to not being a doormat in the Big Ten.