Sloan officially back on the market

Anterrio Sloan has been a commit to Nebraska for some time now. But for almost as long he's been open about being open to other potential suitors down the road. Well, now it's official: Sloan has reopened his recruiting and is no longer a commit to Nebraska. He talked to us as to why.

Anterrio Sloan changing his mind on his pledge to Nebraska isn't a shock. He's been looking around, but has maintained that he was still a commit to the Huskers, despite never actually visiting the campus.

Now he's officially opening his recruiting back up, and as to the reason, Sloan said it was simple. "I haven't talked to a coach there for about two months. They don't call. They don't write- nothing," he said. "So, I just thought I would just decommit and just kind of take recruiting as it comes and get ready for my season."

The logical assumption as to why Nebraska may have stopped communication was that they heard about him exploring his options and decided to look elsewhere. Sloan doesn't think that's the reason. "I know they got busy over the Summer, which I did, too. So, I know why they didn't keep in contact then," he said. "But I haven't heard from them at all since, and I got all these other schools recruiting me pretty hard."

The schools which top the list right now in terms of contact are Auburn, Mississippi State and Kentucky, all three teams he's looking at as potential official visits. But he said this change of heart has caused him to change up how he's approaching recruiting. "I'm just going to concentrate on my season and we'll see how the recruiting goes. I'm not in any rush to do anything," he said.

As for Nebraska, it would seem they are now on the outside looking in. But Sloan said the Big Red are still part of the mix. In fact, he said all they might have to do is stay in contact with him and he might turn that pledge right back around. "If they open up communication like they used to, I might just commit back to them. But I haven't heard a thing from them in a long time," he said. "I know why I committed there. It's not like that's changed. But if I don't hear from them, I don't know what's going on."

With Sloan's change of heart, the Huskers are now back five commits. The Huskers had a pledge from Missouri prep receiver Keeston Terry earlier in the year. But he opted to go to Kansas, where both of his parents went to school.

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