Vacancy at Nebraska Impacting Recruiting

While the coaching staff remains uncertain at Nebraska, so does the early decision of quarterback Allan Evridge to commit to the Huskers. The duel-threat signal caller will visit Kansas State this weekend while showing signs of wavering on his verbal.

While the coaching staff remains uncertain at Nebraska, so does the early decision of quarterback Allan Evridge to commit to the Huskers.

The two-star signal caller from Papillion, Neb. just returned home from a visit at Iowa State last weekend and will visit Kansas State this week while showing signs of wavering on his verbal.

"I just want to keep all my options open after the firing of coach (Frank) Solich," he said. "I don't want to close all the doors that were open to me before in case I don't fit into the new coaching staff's plans."

Evridge, a duel-threat QB, was first offered by the Wildcats this past summer and his interest in K-State hasn't faltered, especially since claiming the Big 12 Championship last week. KSU quarterbacks coach Del Miller is recruiting him.

"It's a top-notch program," said the 6-foot-1 200 pound Evridge. "I knew going into the game that they had what it took to beat Oklahoma. I thought it would be close probably, but didn't think it would be a blowout like it was. But they had the team to win the game."

Initially, Evridge's interest and eventual verbal to Nebraska was because of the relationship he developed with Solich and the coach's desire to pass the ball more, much like K-State's offense.

"I really like the coaching staff at K-State," he said. "K-State's offense and style of play has always been a big draw for me. It's the type of offense that fits me perfectly because they run and pass so well."

However Evridge, who runs a 4.50 40-meters, has remained close to the remaining staff at Nebraska since Solich's departure. On almost a daily basis, he is in contact with either interim head coach Bo Pelini or quarterback coach Turner Gill.

"They came and talked to me at my school just after the change and we visited for about an hour," he said. "They seem confident about the future at Nebraska. They didn't just come out and say they're going to still be there, but they had confidence things would work out in their favor."

Evridge, who had 1,400 yards passing and another 600 rushing this season, has another visit planned to Nebraska in early January and hopes to visit with a new head coach then before making his final decision.


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