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The Moore brothers
Two of Nebraska’s top 2018 targets are trending toward the Huskers.
Jordan Moore (Yoakum, Texas) is currently a Texas A&M commit and the No. 19 safety in the 2018 class. He holds 34 total offers, including from Nebraska, Texas, TCU, LSU, Alabama and Ohio State.
Jordan’s 247Sports crystal ball currently has Nebraska leading the charge at 60 percent, despite him being a Texas A&M commit.
Joshua Moore, who left Yoakum for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is the No. 13 wide receiver in the 2018 class and No. 16 player from Florida.
Joshua is 6-foot-1, 170 pounds and the No. 71 player in the class. He holds 53 scholarship offers, including from Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Oklahoma.
His 247Sports crystal ball has favored Florida State for some months now, but that has changed. Nebraska is now in the lead with 40 percent of predictions in the Huskers’ favor.
Joshua has said publicly he will not announce a commitment until June 18.
Jordan said recently he has “news” but didn’t say when he’ll release that news.
If both brothers do end up committing to Nebraska, the Huskers would jump to the No. 5-rated 2018 recruiting class in the country, behind only Miami, Penn State, LSU and Ohio State, according to the 247Sports class calculator.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley met popular artist Chance the Rapper before Chance’s concert in Omaha on Wednesday night.
Riley had a very solid dad joke for his tweet about it, too.
What are the Chances⁉️
Blessings keep falling in our lap.
— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 11, 2017
To answer the joke: the “Chances” of the two meeting were actually pretty high.
The meeting between Riley and Chance had been planned for a while, according to a source.
Riley did know a few of Chance’s songs beforehand and the two met briefly before the concert. The interaction between Riley and Chance did get some attention online from recruits, which wasn’t entirely by accident.
Case in point:
You're a G for this one boss man! ✊🏽🏴 https://t.co/j0M37d2bde
— XLIV…🏴 (@Bookie_44) May 11, 2017
Huskers offer WR
Nebraska offered 4-star WR Theo Wease Jr. on Thursday.
— Theo Wease Jr (@weasejr_) May 11, 2017
Wease is a recent Oklahoma de-commit. From Allen, Texas, Wease is the No. 7 receiver in the 2019 class and No. 3 player from Texas. He holds 23 total offers, including from, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State and LSU.