Last night was a blast. I thought about how many thousands of people were watching Twitter, specifically Mohammed Seisay, when he went to make his announcement. Then, I had to think back and realize that this isn't a new thing.
Yes, to you this might have seemed new being on Twitter, linked to Facebook and then doing his own Q&A with the fans. It's not though. In fact, the first one that I can think of, that mattered from a covering Nebraska perspective, was the commitment of Ian Yates Cunningham.
Yes…you all remember. The player who literally had an update up on him every other day and it came down to Virginia, Nebraska, Oklahoma and some others. It was the first time that I watched a player commit over the Internet.
Back then, chats with experts were the big thing. A recruiting expert at the time was hosting chats so recruits could take questions about what they were looking for in a school, about their season, etc. and then they would finish it off with, "And now, I will be taking my talents to the University of…"
Well, we all know the story on Cunningham. He didn't end up at Nebraska. He went on to a fairly decent career at Virginia with a couple of letters. Getting back to my point, announcements are something that comes with this time of year and Nebraska fans have some to look forward to.
Obviously there was already the announcement of Mohammed Seisay last night which went in Nebraska's favor. Nebraska has a very good shot to pick up some of the others that I know about that will be announcing in coming weeks. The teams listed have either been stated by the player in stories or are my best guesses:
Also, Quanzell Lambert seems to have an idea that he will announce the first week in January from his high school, but doesn't have a date or a time set yet. There are some other players in the all-star games that may or may not decide to announce at their all-star game. If that happens though, I will update the list so you can keep track of it.
Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
Facebook | Twitter| E-Mail |