Defensive end Blake McClain became the 24th member of Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class this weekend, announcing his commitment to the Cornhuskers after decommitting from Florida State just a few days ago.
Adam Geis, who coached McClain in high school, talked with 247 Sports about the hectic weekend:
I’m telling you, Nebraska kind of just lucked out here, man. Florida State called and Nebraska was 10 minutes behind walking in the door. I let them know he just decommitted and they said ‘Is that the kid we really liked? Can we talk to him?’ Four days later, we’ve got this.
Geis went on to say he doesn’t believe McClain was pressured into the decision or made it hastily:
No, nah, he’s an intelligent kid. I’ve had kids in the past where I’ve flat out told the coaches ‘Look he’s going to commit and then I’ll have to talk him out of it as soon as he gets back here.’ There have been kids that commit at every place they take a visit too, but he’s a very intelligent kid and knows what he wants.
McClain, a three-star prospect, is considered the No, 84 player in the state of Florida.
[Source: 247 Sports]