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LSU commit thinking about Nebraska
LSU and Nebraska aren’t natural recruiting rivals, but the Tigers’ firing of coach Les Miles on Sunday, mid-way through both the football season and a critical time in recruiting season, has opened Nebraska’s chances to land a pivotal 4-star recruit.
Tyler Shelvin, a 6-foot-2, 375-pound lineman from Lafayette, La., is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2017 class and committed to LSU in March 2015.
But Shelvin told Rivals.com earlier this week Miles’ firing is “devastating” him, and it may impact his recruiting.
“I’ve just been talking to my grandma about that because I had just read about it on my phone,” Shelvin told Rivals. “I had not known about it until just now and it’s just devastating me.”
The No. 33 recruit in the 2017 class then listed the schools he is now looking at.
“I’m looking at Alabama, Nebraska, USC, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Florida State,” Shelvin said. “I have set up an official visit to Alabama for when they play Auburn, but I haven’t set up any others with any other school yet.”
Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella has already been in contact with Shelvin and the two are trying to set up an official visit. Shelvin said they talked about the Blackshirts, the NFL and more.
“Nebraska-wise, I have been talking to Coach Parrella about what he does,” Shelvin said. “We always talk about the Blackshirts and making it into the NFL, just furthering our relationship with each other and things like that.”
Parrella has already landed commitments from 3-star DLs Robert Porcher from Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.), Guy Thomas from Booker T. Washington (Miami) and, most recently, Deiontae Watts from Plano East (Texas). 3-star Damion Daniels from Bishop Dunne (Dallas) is a favorite to commit to Nebraska, as well.
The signing of Shelvin would be a huge addition to the 2017 class. Shelvin is a Vincent Valentine type tackle, and is close to a 5-star recruit. The incoming defensive line would be scary if Shelvin flips to the Huskers.
Below are Shelvin’s highlights:
Iowa commit to visit Nebraska
A Hawkeye commit will check out the Huskers this weekend.
Chevin Calloway, a 4-star corner, Iowa commit and teammate of Daniels at Bishop Dunne, confirmed to Rivals.com he’ll be in Lincoln this weekend when Nebraska plays Illinois.
“I just want to see what they have to offer,” Calloway said. “I also want to get to know more about the program. Damion has already told me a lot of good things. I will be traveling with my parents.”
Daniels said after his visit to Nebraska in August the visit was a “12 out of 10.”
Calloway is the No. 11 corner in the 2017 class and No. 106 recruit in the country. He’s been committed to Iowa since July 11. He has 32 offers, including from Alabama, Wisconsin, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas.
Top target to visit Lincoln this weekend
Rahyme Johnson, a 4-star athlete from Bishop Mora Salesian High in Los Angeles and one of Nebraska’s top targets, will be in Lincoln this weekend, as well, for the Illinois game. The 6-4, 210-pound Johnson plays linebacker for Salesian.
— R.Johnson #16 (@rahyme_johnson) September 27, 2016
Johnson is the No. 21 athlete in the 2017 class and No. 35 recruit out of California.
He has 17 offers from schools including Texas A&M, Oregon, UCLA, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
Johnson was originally a UCLA commit, but decommitted from the Bruins this summer.