Commitment rumors not true

One of the visitors for Big Red Weekend last Saturday in Lincoln was Joel Lanning. Lanning was trying to get over to Nebraska earlier in the week for camp, but a demanding baseball schedule didn't allow for him to make the trip. He made it on Saturday though and came away with an offer. Today rumors about a commitment to Nebraska have surfaced and he is squelching them.

One of the latest players to pick up a Nebraska offer is Ankeny (Iowa) quarterback Joel Lanning. Lanning, a 6-foot-2 and 200-pound dual-threat quarterback just got the offer from Nebraska this weekend and today Internet rumors surfaced about a commitment to Nebraska.

"I haven't committed to any school," Lanning said. "I really like both of the teams that I am considering; Nebraska and Iowa State. I really like Nebraska, what's not to like there?

"I like Iowa State too. It's going to be a tough decision for me to make because I do like both of the schools a lot."

Lanning was in Lincoln this past weekend after attempting to get to Nebraska's camp earlier in the week. A grueling summer baseball schedule didn't allow for Lanning to make it over earlier in the week.

"I got a chance to work out for 30 minutes early that morning on Saturday and then stuck around for Big Red Weekend. I got the offer that morning on Saturday from Nebraska.

"Both Coach Tim Beck and Bo Pelini told me that they would love to have me as part of the team and what I did on the field was a good fit for what they are trying to do with the offense."

Lanning says that both Nebraska and Iowa State suit his abilities on the field. That starts with the offense that he runs at Ankeny, but it ends with being a dual-threat quarterback.

"I run a spread offense in high school and I am comfortable with that type of offense. It's the same type of offense that both schools run. I don't think that it would be a problem fitting in to both offenses."

As stated previously, Lanning has a demanding summer baseball schedule as he and his team are in pursuit of a state title. He was able to get over to Lincoln on Saturday and as of right now he only has one other planned visit coming up.

"Since I am playing summer baseball I don't have a lot of time for visits. We are trying to win a title right now. I will be at the Friday Night Lights camp at Iowa State which is a one day camp."

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