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Marquez Beason de-commits
In case you missed it, Nebraska lost its only 2019 commitment on Tuesday.
Marquez Beason, a 4-star wide receiver from Dallas, announced he’ll be reopening his recruitment.
“After lots of thought and prayer my family and I feel it’s best that I reopen my recruitment process 100 percent and de-commit from the University of Nebraska,” Beason wrote in a note.
Please respect my decision pic.twitter.com/RXaxTvLlUd
— Marquez Beason 🎦 (@ezmoneyquez) May 16, 2017
Beason committed to Nebraska on April 15 after his visit for the spring game. Since that day, Beason has been offered by a plethora of schools, including Baylor, Texas, UCLA, Ohio State, Houston, Illinois and Georgia.
What’s this mean for Nebraska? Well, first off, this isn’t incredibly shocking. Beason told Land of 10 last week he was going to try to make some visits this summer, including to Ohio State and Georgia. He said he’s been “open” about that with Nebraska coaches and seemed very much like his recruitment was still wide open. With the influx of even more offers, it makes sense Beason would want to explore all his options before committing.
Nebraska already has three top receivers in the 2018 class with 4-star prospect Manuel Allen, 4-star prospect Eric Fuller and 3-star prospect Cameron Brown.
In the 2019 class, Nebraska has offered nine receivers, five of whom are from Texas.
Joshua Moore gets a huge offer
Joshua Moore received a giant offer on Tuesday from LSU. Moore already holds a football offer from that school. On Tuesday, LSU offered Moore a track scholarship.
— JoshuaMoore (@_TheJoshuaMoore) May 16, 2017
This is massive in the recruitment of Moore, who has a deep desire to both play football and run track in college.
Sam Spiegelman, who covers LSU recruiting for our sister website SEC Country, wrote briefly about the impact of the LSU track offer and included this quote:
“I grew up watching LSU, but I’m a track guy as well,” Moore, an Opening finalist, told SEC Country. “I have the opportunity to run track there, and only them and Florida State are schools that have given me the opportunity. It’s something I’d love to look into doing. It’s a big part of my decision because I grew up as a track guy.”
Nebraska is currently in the lead to land Moore on the 247sports crystal ball predictions. But it has long been believed that Moore, the No. 14 receiver in the 2018 class, has been waiting to see if Nebraska will offer a track scholarship.
Now that LSU has given Moore the option to play football and run track, Nebraska will have an even tougher time recruiting Moore to Lincoln.
Nebraska has a few upcoming visitors.
The first is Bo Calvert, a 4-star outside linebacker from Westlake Village, Calif.
— Blair Angulo (@bangulo) May 15, 2017
Calvert told Scout.com he’ll check out Nebraska this summer. He’s been committed to USC since April 2016 and only has six offers because of it.
Calvert would be a tough get for linebackers coach Trent Bray.
Texas cornerback D’Shawn Jamison also recently told Rivals.com he plans to visit Nebraska this summer.
— Matt Clare (@MattClareRivals) May 16, 2017
Jamison is the No. 16 corner in the 2018 class and holds 28 total offers. He and Calvert likely will visit for the Friday Night Lights camps in June.
Additionally, HuskersOnline’s Nate Clouse reported 3-star defensive end David Alston (St. Paull, Minn.) will visit Nebraska unofficially this weekend.
Isaac Taylor-Stuart to list top schools
Nebraska target Isaac Taylor-Stuart will have a list of top colleges soon, he announced on Twitter.
Pretty soon I believe It's time to make my top colleges. Stay Tune y'all 👀 Big News after
— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) May 16, 2017
Tayl0r-Stuart (San Diego St. Augustine) is the No. 5 cornerback and No. 32 player in the 2018 class. He holds 38 offers, including from USC, Alabama, Washington, Michigan, Ohio State and Nebraska. Those will likely be his top schools.
Taylor-Stuart wanted to visit Nebraska for the spring game but couldn’t swing it. He and cornerbacks coach Donte Williams are close, so that could help. He does, however, seem like he’s leaning toward a West Coast school.
Nebraska offered 4-star athlete Quindarious Monday on Tuesday.
— Train Assassins 💰🍴 (@HaleQuindarious) May 16, 2017
Monday is the No. 11 athlete in the 2018 class and No. 23 player from Georgia. He attends Carver High School in Atlanta.
He has 17 offers, including from Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Alabama. He unofficially visited Florida State on April 8 and Feb. 18.
Nebraska also offered the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2018 class, Devontae Dobbs, on Tuesday.
— Devontae Dobbs (@Devontae_Dobbs) May 16, 2017
Dobbs is rated the No. 9 player on 247Sports and the No. 1 player in Michigan. He attends Belleville High School.
Dobbs has 25 total offers, including from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas.