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One of Nebraska’s top targets in the 2018 class is back on the market.
Land of 10 caught up with Bleich again on Sunday at the The Opening Regional in Washington D.C. And he said, again, the Nebraska visit was the catalyst to decommitting.
“I mean, after a good Nebraska visit, it kind of made me reevaluate everything,” Bleich said. “So I kind of wanted to just do what’s best for me and reopen it up.”
Bleich is the No. 24 offensive tackle in the 2018 class and is listed at 6-foot-6, 305 pounds. He’s considered the ninth-best 2018 recruit in Pennsylvania (Wyoming Valley West/Plymouth, Pa.) The thing he liked most about the Nebraska visit was how well he got along with the players, and also how offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh coaches.
“I like the way Coach Cav coached and the way he acted,” Bleich said. “He said it wasn’t just a 4-year thing. It’s a lifetime thing with him, and that’s a good thing because he told me he even keeps in contact with the people he coached in Division III and Division II.”
Bleich said he doesn’t have any specific plans now to get back to Lincoln, but he said he’s going to try to make it back soon. He’s also interested in visiting Virginia Tech and Louisville.
Penn State is also not quite out of it.
“A few fans are not too fond of me but PSU is still next to my home,” Bleich said. “And I never said I wasn’t going to go there. I just said I’m going to reopen and make sure what was best for me.”
Bleich’s plan is to have a final decision by June. He said he also plans to enroll early wherever he goes.
Joshua Moore’s Top 7
Joshua Moore, a 4-star wide receiver and 2018 recruit from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), released his top seven schools on Saturday. Nebraska made the cut.
— JoshuaMoore (@_TheJoshuaMoore) April 22, 2017
But, Moore’s brother, 4-star safety Jordan Moore, dropped some hints on Twitter about which school he is confident his brother will choose.
Jordan, currently a Texas A&M commit in the Class of 2018, says it’ll be the Aggies.
Me & @_TheJoshuaMoore WILL play together in college! Hint Hint!?
— Jordan moore? (@Jo_moore2) April 23, 2017
Take that with a grain of salt, but it still will be an uphill battle to land Joshua Moore, who is the No. 13 receiver in the 2018 class and holds 53 scholarship offers.
In case you missed it, 4-star WR Chase Williams committed to Nebraska on Sunday.
That puts Nebraska’s 2018 class at eight commitments. Half of those are 4-stars. Nebraska only had five 4-star recruits in the 2017 class.
Nebraska is now up to No. 10 in the 247sports 2018 rankings.