Nebraska football had a big Friday, picking up a commitment from wide receiver Decoldest Crawford.
A former LSU commitment, Crawford was the 20th overall player in the state of Louisiana per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He had been committed to LSU for quite some time, doing so on October 28, 2019.
However, once Mickey Joseph came to Nebraska, that’s where that’s where Crawford wanted to go. He said as much in his press conference announcing his decision on Friday.
With this commitment, the Nebraska football recruiting class now has a total of 14 commitments. This is a smaller class, but there is talent here. Nebraska has two former four-star players in this class.
Crawford could be a game-changing addition for the Nebraska football wide receiver room. I talked a little bit about it on Thursday. He is tremendously quick, and can get out of his break with ease. He is a matchup nightmare for defenders and can run his routes very efficiently.
With the way Crawford can move down the field, he definitely fits into the style that Nebraska football is trying to bring to the table. He is quick, and he is shifty. Combining that with his overall speed makes him a playmaking wide receiver in every sense of the word. The way he is able to get down the field is impressive, and having a receiver like that will be able to help Nebraska football tremendously.
The Mickey Joseph effect is certainly helping Nebraska right now. When he initially decided to come to Nebraska, I thought he would make a name impact in terms of the way the current receivers on the roster played. I did not even take into account what he could bring in terms of recruiting. Now, we are beginning to see that.
Now, we are shifting gears to the regular signing day, I will call it. That’s not until February, so it will be interesting to see if any other recruits decide to come to Nebraska. It is certainly a more intriguing destination, especially when you look at the talent they’ve been able to bring in.