WR Tyjon Lindsey Commits to Nebraska
Photo Credit: Aaron Babcock

Hot Reads: Let the Re-Recruiting Begin

January 11, 2017

Still smarting from Jamire Calvin’s (4-star, 91.1) decision to go to Oregon State over Nebraska? Put those concerns aside. There’s no time for lingering disappointment on the recruiting trail. Things move too fast.

For example, this news from late last night:


That’s wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey (4-star, 95.9), who committed to Ohio State back in August via fancy video.

Lindsey, who played his senior season at Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman, unofficially visited Nebraska twice in 2016, coming for the Huskers’ spring game and then returning in June. Expect the Huskers to make a pretty strong push for Lindsey, given not just their familiarity with Lindsey but also their need for a few more wide receivers in this class. Also expect the competition to be pretty stiff as Lindsey had offers from the likes of USC, Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M and others.

Re-recruiting will be a big part of Nebraska’s game plan the next few weeks as the NCAA dead period ends today. There are a number of players out there that have held Nebraska offers for some time, but were maybe back-burner guys until other things fell into place. Now they’re front-burner guys. There are also players like Lindsey, who may be having second thoughts about their initial decisions and Nebraska commits who may be doing the same.

Buckle up for a wild couple of weeks.

Many People Missed a Great Game

The overnight ratings for Monday’s Alabama-Clemson national championship game were down 2.5 percent from last year’s Alabama-Clemson national championship game.

Trying to parse some of the ratings in that story, it doesn’t look like ESPNEWS’ “film room” broadcast was included in those numbers because I don’t think ESPNEWS is a metered channel. Who knows if that would’ve made a difference, but there was a lot of chatter about that broadcast on Twitter. Seemed like people were watching.

For some additional context, here are the overnight numbers for the title game going back to 1999.

And last TV note, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reviews ESPN’s megacast.

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