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Isaac Taylor-Stuart update
Nebraska appears to be slowing down its recruitment one of the fastest corners in the 2018 class.
Isaac Taylor-Stuart, a 4-star prospect from San Diego rated the No. 4 corner in the class by the 247Sports composite, told Land of 10 this week he hasn’t been hearing from Nebraska quite as much as he used to. He’s now not sure if he’ll take an official visit to Lincoln.
Taylor-Stuart wanted to visit Nebraska for the spring game in April, but plans fell through at the last minute.
He did recently take two visits — Alabama on July 22 and the University of Illinois for three days last weekend.
Had a blast with the coaches and defiantly the players. Such a great experience & hospitality from Illinois. pic.twitter.com/tMm1qm0GTu
— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) July 28, 2017
“Illinois is a great school, it has a very nice campus and great coaching staff,” Taylor-Stuart said. “I decided to visit there because I wanted to explore the campus and talk to some great coaches and it was a great chance for me to visit my family. The campus and coaches stood out to me the most.”
Taylor-Stuart has 50 offers and says Illinois is a contender. He tweeted out this week he received official offers from Washington, Texas and Texas A&M.
Nebraska already has three cornerback commits for 2018, all 4-star prospects: Brendan Radley-Hiles, Mario Goodrich and Chase Williams. But head coach Mike Riley loves having an excess of corners, and Nebraska does not have that on the roster right now.
If they’re going to make a run at Taylor-Stuart, it sounds like the Huskers are a little behind right now.
Cameron Latu off the board
Nebraska target Cameron Latu committed to Alabama on Friday.
The University of Alabama 🐘🚩
— Cameron Latu🌴 (@cameronlatu40) August 4, 2017
As we wrote Thursday, chances were pretty slim the 4-star defensive end would land in Lincoln. The Huskers were in his top 5 schools, along with Alabama, USC, Washington and Utah.
It was pretty clear Latu was an Alabama lean, especially considering that was the school his mother wanted him to pick. A loss for Nebraska, but not shocking whatsoever.