LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska added another piece to its 2018 puzzle Sunday afternoon with a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Chase Williams.
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Williams is the No. 34 wide receiver in the 2018 class and No. 168 prospect on 247Sports.
Williams, who attends Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif., held 13 offers, including from Arizona State, Notre Dame, UCLA and USC. Williams was in Lincoln for the spring game April 15.
Williams was mainly recruited by cornerbacks coach Donte Williams.
The latest addition brings Nebraska’s 2018 class to eight verbal commitments: Williams, 4-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles, 4-star WR Eric Fuller, 4-star WR Manuel Allen, 4-star TE Cameron Jurgens, 3-star DT Masry Mapieu, 3-star C Will Farniok and 3-star DE Tate Wildeman.
Coach Mike Riley let it slip on Thursday night that he expected a “10th” commitment in the next 24 hours, despite Nebraska having only seven verbal commitments at the time. With Williams, Nebraska is now at eight total commitments, which means there still could be two silent commitments out there.
Regardless, the eight verbal commitments are just more than half of what the Huskers likely will take in this recruiting class. Riley said Thursday that the Huskers are going to try to sign 15 recruits in the 2018 class.