In today’s world of college football recruiting, no program is safe from National Signing Day drama. At least, no program is safe from drama the two weeks leading up to the first Wednesday in February.
So what type of storyline causes more drama than anything? Yes, it’s the flipper. The guy committed to one school, but considering others.
Here is Big Red Report’s top three potential flippers when it comes to Nebraska 2015 recruiting.
DE.) Reuben Jones
Breakdown: The Lake Gibson senior high school (Flor.) product is considered somewhat of a tweener at the next level, standing just 6-foot-3 and 225-pounds. Ultimately, most schools like the idea of possibly moving him around to find anyway they can to use his speed to get to the quarterback. Jones committed to Nebraska in September, but it was under the previous staff. He admits, he's still trying to get to know new head coach Mike Riley and crew. After the senior visited Louisville over the weekend, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh spent time with Jones at his school on Wednesday according to Scout.com's Corey Bender. The visit went "great." With a scheduled official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend on the schedule, look for the Florida product to make the flip shortly after.
DE.) DaiShon Neal
Breakdown: Schools like Oklahoma (official last weekend), Iowa and Oregon are pushing hard, but something tells us Nebraska holds on to the 6-foot-8, 245-pound prospect from Omaha North high school (Neb.). After visiting campus multiple times during the fall, Neal will take his official visit to Nebraska on Friday/Saturday. Neal has established a solid connection with multiple players in the Huskers' class this past fall. Just this week, he was hanging out with Nebraska offensive line commit Michael Decker. Neal was quoted on Monday saying, “I just have to see the details and see where I fit best." The Huskers' new staff will try to convince him that's just 45 mimes to the west.
DB.) Willie Skyes
Currently: Washington State
Breakdown: The Spring high school (Tex.) product will decide later today if he is going to visit Nebraska this weekend, but we predict he does. Sykes committed to Washington State over the weekend - apparently he saw enough to become a Coug. We think he sees enough this weekend to be a Husker. The 6-foot, 180-pound Sykes was a late bloomer, not pulling his BCS offers until late into his senior season.