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Nebraska is officially out of the running for the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2017 class.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, a 5-star receiver from Detroit, announced his top five schools on Twitter over the weekend.
“First, I want to thank God for blessing me with all my abilities and opportunities,” Peoples-Jones wrote. “I would also like to thank each coach who has taken time to recruit me along this process. I value the connections and relationships that I’ve encountered throughout this time. It has also been fun visiting so many new places. After praying on it, I will be moving forward with these select group of universities.”
Peoples-Jones then posted a picture of him wearing a uniform that represented Florida State, Ohio State, Florida, Michigan State and Michigan.
— Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) October 30, 2016
Peoples-Jones had an offer from Nebraska and visited Lincoln on Sept. 3.
After that, he visited Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State, all of which are in his top five. He also unofficially visited all three of those schools multiple times dating to 2014.
The Huskers seemed to have a small shot at Peoples-Jones but they might have gotten into the game a little late.
After missing out on Peoples-Jones and 4-star prospect Tyjon Lindsey, who committed to Ohio State over Nebraska this summer, Nebraska still has a shot at quite a few top wide receivers.
Nebraska is still in good position with 5-star prospet Joseph Lewis, who is the No. 2 receiver in the 2017 class. Nebraska also seems to be in good standing with 5-star CB/WR Darnay Holmes and 4-star WR Jamire Calvin.
Nebraska also has offered Devonta Smith, Tarik Black and Danny Davis, all 4-star receivers who have not committed.
Nebraska has two wide receiver recruits already in the 2017 class with 4-star prospect Jaevon McQuitty and 3-star prospect Keyshawn Johnson, but with all the seniors on the roster they need at least one more in this class.