The Huskers’ 2022 recruiting class just got smaller.
Illinois offensive lineman Valen Erickson has left the Nebraska class. He shared on Twitter that he is committing to Missouri.
— Valen Erickson (@ValenErickson) September 6, 2021
Erickson (6-6, 315) became Nebraska’s first offensive line commit for the 2022 class back on July 30. The lineman took several trips to Lincoln ahead of his decision. The first was a self-guided tour of campus for the Red-White Spring Game. He later took an official visit to Nebraska the first weekend in June. He returned to Lincoln on July 29 for a two-day unofficial visit before committing to the team.
It appears that Erickson was in Missouri over the weekend to check out the Tigers’ matchup with Central Michigan. Missouri won that game 34-24. The Huskers recruiting class is back down to eight players following this news.
The team is now without an offensive line commit in the class. The Huskers are likely looking for two offensive linemen in a class that will have 13-15 signees.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.