Time is running out for Nebraska to make a decision on a new head coach and to seal the deal with once-committed quarterback Allan Evridge. After visiting K-State last weekend, the two-star QB isn't sure whether he will visit Nebraska again before making his decision.
Time is running out for the Nebraska Cornhuskers to make a
decision on a new head coach and to seal the deal with once-committed quarterback
As first reported last week, Evridge is not happy with the
current coaching vacancy in Lincoln
and has begun to reconsider his early commitment with the Huskers. The two-star
quarterback visited Kansas State
December 12 to see if the offer was still on the table.
It's safe to say that it appears K-State has put even more
uncertainty into the Nebraska
native's decision. Just last week, the 6-foot 200 pound signal caller said he
intended to visit with the Huskers again in January before announcing his
decision. However, that has changed. It's not a forgone conclusion that Evridge
will make another visit to Lincoln.
"It sped up a little last week," he said. "It went really
well in Manhattan and I liked
everything I saw. Like I said before, it's the right system for me. I feel like
I'd fit in nicely. The trip reinforced my reasons for liking K-State, maybe
even more than ever."
KSU quarterback Dylan Meier was Evridge's host on his trip.
Though it was the third time he visited K-State, it was the first that he was
able to meet the whole team.
"It was the best so far," said Evridge who had 1,400 yards
passing and another 600 rushing this season. "I was good to sit down and meet
everyone, the players, and talk more with the coaching staff. They told me what
they want to do with the quarterback position and I have a better idea of where
I stand with them. Everything was great."
Evridge also visited Iowa
State two weeks ago, but right now,
he said "98 percent" of his decision is between K-State and Nebraska.
Because there is no guarantee now that Evridge will make
another visit to Lincoln, a
decision could come anytime while Nebraska
continues to drag its feet on a new hire. The duel threat QB stressed his
importance to resolve his commitment before other doors might close with the
addition of other QB commits.
"I don't want to just wait around for them and then lose
other opportunities I might have," he said. "My family and I are weighing our
options now and trying to decide what the best decision would be in the