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Lindsey Wants to be “One of the Best Ever” at Nebraska

January 17, 2017

Wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey was originally committed to Ohio State before decommitting on Wednesday, Jan. 11. He then went on a brief Twitter break as he made his final decision about where he wanted to spend his collegiate career. By Saturday, Jan. 14, he had made his decision. He wanted to be a Nebraska Cornhusker.

Lindsey is a highly rated wide receiver prospect from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s considered a 4-star with a 95.9 rating on Hail Varsity’s composite ranking. A rating like that gave Lindsey nearly 30 offers from programs like Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame. To get to know Lindsey beyond the rating, Hail Varsity talked to the star wide receiver about his decision to flip to Nebraska, his advice for fellow recruits and what he wants Husker fans to know about him.

On the decision to flip from Ohio State to Nebraska:

“It was just my relationship with the coaches and then the players that are going up there. I felt like that was ultimately my home from the get-go ever since they offered me. I just didn’t know how to find a change of heart. These last couple of weeks have been hard on me but I figured out where I wanted to be and where I needed to be and that was Nebraska.”

On his advice to others considering flipping their commitment, like Jamire Calvin:

“My advice right now is to have a sense of selfishness. Not in a bad way but in a way to think about your future and your life. You’re going to be the one at the school and if you’re not ultimately happy, then why should you go there? You just have to have a sense of selfishness and put yourself in the position you’re the one that should be making the decision, not someone else for you. What you should do is have a change of heart and follow your heart. It’s not anybody else’s plan. It’s yours. That’s my advice.”

On wide receivers coach Keith Williams:

“Even though I was committed to Ohio State, he never lost contact with me. He always treated me like I was his own son. We didn’t always talk about football and him wanting me get me up there. It was always about how I was doing, how am I doing in school, just things along that line. Not always the recruiting part that people always think. It’s more than football with me and Coach Dubs.”

On what players he compares his game to:

“Who I compare my game to is (Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver) De’Anthony Thomas and (Washington Redskins wide receiver) DeSean Jackson. I’m along those lines in the sense that when I get the ball in space, just being able to break away from defenders and find mismatches on the field like De’Anthony Thomas did and DeSean Jackson. Just a great route runner, very crisp on my routes and know how to catch the ball.”

On what he can bring to Nebraska:

“I’m very excited. I have a lot of potential to bring to the program and the receiver corps, so I’m just going to be the one to focus in on what I need to do with that receiver corps and what my position is going to be. I want to be remembered as one of the best to ever go to Nebraska as a receiver.”

On what stood out about Nebraska:

“The love and support that the coaches, the fans and everyone all around gives you. It’s second-to-none and of course it’s an amazing place. It’s just somewhere I’d love to be and have full support.”

On Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Tristan Gebbia:

“They reached out to me before I had made my decision and even when I was thinking about decommitting. It was always about football and they were just telling me, “Make the right decision for you and not somebody else, even if that’s Nebraska.” And even if it wasn’t Nebraska, they would have supported me no matter what. That’s just love we show to each other from a brotherhood standpoint.”

On if they tried recruiting him to Nebraska:

“They wanted me to go to Nebraska but it didn’t matter where I went, they would have supported me no matter what and that’s what families are for.”

On what Husker fans should know about him:

“I’m a very humble guy and I bring excitement to the field. When I get the ball in my hands, I want to do something to make the crowd stand up.”

To get to know more about Lindsey, visit his recruit profile.

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