Mikale Wilbon commits to Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jan 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the field before the start of their game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field . Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Composite three-star running back Mikale Wilbon announced his college decision Sunday evening.

The 5’9, 195-pound running back out of De La Salle Institute in Chicago, Illinois committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Wilbon, who was once a Vanderbilt commitment, decided on Nebraska after visiting last week.

“They are only taking one back this year,” Wilbon told Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports. “I can learn from (Ameer) Abdullah and the players treated me like a little brother. The coaches are great and they all get a long.

“Their facilities were the greatest I’ve seen through this process.”

Wilbon committed to the Commodores in April, but soured on the school after James Franklin left for Penn State.

Wilbon was also interested in the Arizona Wildcats, Missouri Tigers and Penn State.

“Just the competitor he is,” his former head coach, Dan O’Keefe said. “The fan base and what they expect out of their players, he’ll fit right in. Aside from the talent, because we already know how much talent he has, he likes being a leader and he likes carrying the load.”

Topics: Mikale Wilbon, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Recruiting

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