Bryce Givens: Still a Cornhusker?

Over the past three months, the future of the Nebraska coaching staff has been a much debated topic. On Saturday, things started to get a little clearer, as the Cornhuskers fired head coach Bill Callahan. What impact this will have on recruiting is yet to be determined, but several Nebraska commits have already started looking around.

One such prospect is Denver, Colorado offensive tackle Bryce Givens. The anchor of Mullen High School's offensive line is still committed to Nebraska, but things could change in the near future.

"I'm still committed right now," Givens said. "I haven't really talked with Coach Callahan yet. Coach Gilmore, my recruiting coach, is coming out here tomorrow. We are probably going to talk and figure things out then. We will see what's going on from there."

"I'm going to wait and see before I make a decision. I don't know if I'm going to decommit now, or wait, or wait to see the new coach. I really don't know how that is going to turn out. As of right now, I'm just going to sit back and let things play out," Givens added.

It's no secret that Givens has displayed interest in both Texas and Florida in the past. In fact, he had planned on making visits to both schools. The Florida visit is still up in the air, but Givens will be visiting Texas with teammate Nolan Brewster for the annual football banquet.

"I haven't made it down there yet," Givens said about visiting Florida. "I'm still talking with my parents about going down there. I don't know for sure if it's a definite thing yet, but it is definitely a possibility."

"I'm going down there," Givens said about visiting Texas. "That is pretty much set in stone now. I think it is not this weekend but the weekend after. I'm going to go down there on December 8th."

"I've heard a lot about Austin. I've heard that I would love it there. It's supposed to be real nice. I hear that the University of Texas is awesome and that I'm going to love it. I've just been hearing real good things about it," Givens added. "I'm not really expecting anything. I'm just going to go out there and see what they have to offer and see how I like the program. When it is all said and done, I will be able to make a decision based on what I see."

Several other schools have started showing increased interest in Givens over the past couple of weeks, including the Missouri Tigers and the Michigan Wolverines.

"I'm definitely hearing a lot from Missouri. Two weeks back, I went out and visited Columbia with Blaine Gabbert. I actually recruited him to come to Nebraska. So, we have built up a relationship over the past year, I would say. I like Missouri a lot as well," Givens said. "CU is definitely still recruiting me and Michigan as well."

Despite the interest from these schools, Givens is still wide open and his decision could very well hinge on upcoming visits.

"No leader," Givens said. "I've been out to CU, and I have been to Missouri. Those are the only two places that are still in the running that I have been to. As soon as I go out to Austin and if Gainesville ends up being a place that I am legitimately thinking about, then I will go out there and check that out, and then we will see from there. Right now Columbia and CU are the only places that I have been to, so we will just have to wait and see."

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