DNP - Huskers Flip JUCO DE Coates from Colorado
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DNP – Huskers Flip JUCO DE Coates from Colorado

December 05, 2019

The Huskers have secured a flip from a rival. 

On _______, 3-star (HV Rating: 82.0) JUCO defensive end Julius Coates‍ announced that he will be flipping his commitment from Colorado to Nebraska. He posted it on Twitter. 


The East Mississippi Community College standout took an official visit to Nebraska last week for the game against Iowa. He told Hail Varsity then that his experience was enjoyable. 

“It was great,” Coates said after his trip. “Everything was good. It was smooth. I really liked the coaches. Seeing the culture and being at the game, it was a real good time.”

The Nebraska coaching staff was down to see him in full force on Wednesday for an in-home visit. Coach Scott Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and running backs coach/JUCO recruiting coordinator Ryan Held were all in to visit him. The Huskers beat out Colorado and Oregon for the big (6-6. 270) end who is originally from Illinois. Getting closer to home may have played a role in his decision to pick the Huskers. 

Here is what Coates told us after his visit about the role location would play with his family. 

“[Mom and dad] really enjoyed it,” Coates said. “Obviously, they are from the Midwest so it’d be nice to be in the Midwest to give them an opportunity to go to a bunch of games. Being in the Big Ten. They really enjoyed it. They could tell how sincere the coaches are. The same way [the coaches] were this weekend is how they’ll be when I get there. So, I really liked that part of it.”

Coates is the 16th known commitment for the 2020 recruiting class. He will be enrolling at Nebraska next month. He is the third JUCO player in the class joining outside linebacker Junior Aho and inside linebacker Jamoi Hodge.

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