Suttles makes No. 20

Stating he loved the player culture and history Nebraska had, former Iowa State commitment Ernest Suttles switched his commitment to the Huskers on Monday night.

After taking a visit over the weekend to Nebraska, Tampa (Flor.) Gaither defensive end Ernest Suttles had news for Husker fans on Monday night.

"I just committed to Nebraska," said Suttles in a text message to Big Red Report. "Go Big Red."

Moments later, the senior explained his decision.

"Nebraska is such a historical school and it was a really a honor to be part of history and future plans for the Nebraska program. A lot went into my decision, including the players. The attitude of the program was to great. I want to be part of making history and continuing history at Nebraska, so it was a great opportunity."

A former Iowa State commitment, the 2013 prospect also had offers from Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia, and Memphis.

"When I called the coaches, they were pretty excited," said Suttles. "They kind of knew it was coming, but you never know in recruiting, so it was exciting for them."

The 6-foot-5, 235 pound prospect racked up close to 100 tackles and 12 sacks in 2012. He also blocked two field goals and forced four fumbles.

My hosts were Thomas Brown and Michael Rose from Kansas City. I was also with Quincy Enunwa," Suttles told Big Red Report earlier in the evening. "It was good talking to them. They have good heads on their shoulders about the program. I liked them a lot."

Gaither head coach Jason Stokes reports Nebraska is getting a good one.

"He has a big motor," said Stokes to FOX Sports NEXT in December. "He's a great leader. He plays with a lot of anger. He's a lot of fun to coach."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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