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The bold predictions and hot takes of who Nebraska will or won’t land that have been brewing over the course of more than a year on the recruiting trail will be put on the line Saturday afternoon.
Four of Nebraska’s top targets, 5-star cornerback Darnay Holmes, 4-star receiver Jamire Calvin, 4-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga and 5-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell, will all announce where they’ll be attending college next year.
Nebraska’s in the top few choices for all four of those recruits.
But what are the odds they’re in a Nebraska uniform soon?
A quick look:
The Darnay Holmes recruitment seems to be coming down to the wire.
Land of 10 confirmed a report by Mike Schaefer of Huskers Illustrated on Thursday that there seems to be some conflicting views within Holmes’ family as to where Darnay should go to school. Holmes, his father and his mother are all split.
Holmes, the No. 2 corner in the 2017 class, is deciding among Nebraska, Ohio State, UCLA and USC. Ohio State is reportedly the favorite, but at this point it seems like everything is on the table.
247sports Crystal Ball predictions say Ohio State is the favorite to land Holmes with 53 percent of recruiting writers favoring the Buckeyes. UCLA is at 34 percent, Stanford at 6 percent, USC at 3 percent and Nebraska is listed among the 3 percent of “others.”
Regardless, the discussion seems to still be pretty hot among the Holmes family, so its really anyone’s guess at this point.
Nebraska has been on the top of Calvin’s list for a long time, and Calvin has been on top of Nebraska’s list for a little longer. And it seems like the two are about to finally hook up.
247sports Crystal Ball says Nebraska has a 100 percent chance of landing Calvin. The 4-star recruit from Los Angeles told Land of 10 on Wednesday the hiring of Donte Williams, a known recruiter in the LA area, is “definitely” a factor in his decision.
Calvin was recruited primarily by wide receivers coach Keith Williams, with whom he has a great relationship.
Calvin is deciding among Nebraska, Notre Dame, Alabama and Washington State. He’s the No. 36 receiver in the 2017 class and No. 29 recruit from California.
If he does commit, he’ll join receivers Jaevon McQuitty and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. in Nebraska’s class.
Nebraska’s two big offensive lineman recruits were always the toughest to land. Filiaga especially.
247sports Crystal Ball predictions give Michigan a 94 percent chance to land the 4-star offensive lineman. He also told Land of 10 on Wednesday he “thinks he’s found” the right school for him. Then said, “Go Blue” at the end of the interview.
Nebraska made the top three for Filiaga, but it looks like Michigan is going to land the 6-foot-6, 335-pound tackle.
Sarell has played it very close to the vest during his recruitment and hasn’t given many interviews.
247sports Crystal Ball predictions currently give Washington the edge. Sarell, the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2017 class and No. 2 recruit in the country, visited Nebraska on Sept. 3.
He was visited by Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh during the visiting period in December.
Beyond that, the Sarell-Nebraska connection hasn’t been very newsworthy.
A commit would be pretty surprising for Nebraska.