Coming into the 2017 season, Nebraska had high hopes for their 2018 recruiting class. All signs pointed to the small but star-studded class being one that would help Mike Riley launch the program to another level.
One major reason was the crown jewel of the class, 4-star defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles, committed publicly the night before the spring game. He instantly became the top player in a good class but also had been a very vocal peer recruiter.
On Tuesday, he announced via Twitter that he would be decommitting and reopening his recruitment. Radley-Hiles visited Oklahoma for the game against Texas Tech last Saturday.
Nebraska now drops back down to 10 verbal commitments for the 2018 class. Losing Radley-Hiles from the class is a very big deal and without a doubt hurts the class greatly. I’ll have more on the fallout from his decision soon.
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.