Decker chooses the Huskers

Nebraska has picked up the second commitment in a week. Michael Decker, the standout offensive lineman from Omaha (Nebr.) North wanted to commit early. After thinking about the Huskers the first every time when it came to recruiting it was clear where he wanted to go.

Nebraska has earned the verbal commitment of in-state offensive lineman from Michael Decker from Omaha (Nebr.) North. The 6-foot-4 and 280-pound offensive lineman chose the Huskers over Kansas State.

"I woke up this morning and every time that I am thinking about recruiting I thought about Nebraska first," Decker said.

"I was also considering Kansas State and they are great people there and it's a great university. I also just got an offer from Wyoming. Nebraska just felt right."

The Nebraska offense suits Decker's style. The Huskers work fast in their offense, but from the snap of the ball to the whistle they want to be physical.

"I think that the best thing that Nebraska wants to do is go out and be physical. Coach John Garrison was talking some recruits, commits and their parents when I heard him say that about their offense.

"They preach it there at Nebraska that they want to be physical. They play the game fast and they are physical while they are doing it. I think that it's a great fit for me."

Besides the physical style of play and the pace of the offense there was another factor for Decker. Committing early has it's privileges. It's a privilege that his father helped him see initially.

"Committing early to avoid it being a distraction was one of the biggest reasons for me," Decker said. "My dad stressed to me that I wasn't going to be happy until I made a decision.

"He was right. I agreed with what he was saying. I wanted to focus on my senior year, my season and have fun. Committing early was definitely ideal for me."

Decker, a three-star offensive tackle by Scout.com, joins tackle Christian Gaylord in the class. Decker and Gaylord might occupy two-thirds of the available spots for Nebraska along the offensive line in the 2015 class.

Decker is commitment No. 8 for the Huskers in the class. Decker also helps Nebraska climb to No. 12 in the team rankings on Scout.com. Decker is also the first commitment for Nebraska from Omaha since C.J. Zimmerer (Gross H.S.) in the 2009 class.


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