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Huskers fall short in recruiting battle as Jordan picks TCU

January 30, 2019

LINCOLN — For the second time in four days, Nebraska football made the final two teams for a coveted high school prospect only to fall short of winning the recruiting battle.

Pittsburg (Kan.) outside linebacker Dylan Jordan on Monday picked TCU over the Huskers, ending a whirlwind recruiting process that picked up major steam in recent weeks. He’d visited NU over the weekend but reportedly received an in-home visit from Horned Frogs’ coaches Sunday.

Jordan’s decision keeps Nebraska searching for one more option at pass rusher.

One option is Dallas South Oak Cliff four-star Steven Parker, who visited Nebraska earlier in January and has long planned an official visit to Kansas for Feb. 1. Parker decommitted from Texas Tech in December, and the coach in Lubbock he was most attached to now has a job on the staff of KU coach Les Miles.

Another option is Mesa (Ariz.) Community College defensive end Soni Fonua, who visited NU on Jan. 11 and has taken subsequent visits to Central Florida and Oklahoma State. He could take a visit to LSU, too.

Birmingham (Ala.) Huffman defensive end Michael Lockhart visited Mississippi State over the weekend. Nebraska has offered him a scholarship, but he hasn’t visited yet.

Last week Nebraska lost another recruiting battle when wide receiver Charles Njoku committed to UCLA over the Huskers.

Signing day is Feb. 6.

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