Nebraska's commitment list has been shrinking in recent days, now at 18 pledges after touted JUCO defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales announced on Twitter on Sunday that he plans to attend Kansas State.
"I’m officially decommitting I will be attending KSU next year I have to go where the love is," Clinkscales tweeted.
There is no doubting Clinkscales' high potential, rated as the top junior-college defensive tackle by 247Sports. When the product of Dodge City (Kan.) Community College committed to Nebraska at the beginning of December, it was seen as a sign of momentum for Husker recruiting.
He talked often about his love for Ndamunkong Suh and his eagerness to play on the inside of Nebraska's defensive line next to players like Vincent Valentine.
There has been some concern about Clinkscales' academic situation, with various reports casting into the public eye that he has a very full class load ahead to take on before the fall, upwards of 30 credit hours.
"K-State fans also have to understand Clinkscales admits he has lot of work to in classroom and wouldn't arrive until start of fall drills," tweeted longtime recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN.
Clinkscales has been strong in the opinion, both on social media and in interviews, that he will get done what he needs to get done.
"Don't get mad at me get mad at your coaches," Clinkscales tweeted at some Husker fans on Twitter displeased with the news.
Clinkscales' Sunday announcement was news to Husker coaches, who had not been notified about the decommitment prior to seeing it on Twitter.
The behind-the-scene details in such recruiting stories are always murky, made so even more by the fact coaches can't comment about specific recruits who are not yet signed.
What we know is that his decommitment comes four days after Nebraska lost defensive end Darius Slade to Michigan State. Like Clinkscales, Slade was one of those commits the Huskers gained in December when they seemed to be on a recruiting run.
Now, Nebraska will need to make another run, and perhaps find some D-linemen along the way, with signing day 2 1/2 weeks away.
The Huskers might have been making some movement in that direction on Sunday, when three recruits finished up visits to Lincoln that left all humming an optimistic tune about Nebraska.
The trio of visitors were running back Mikale Wilbon (Chicago), and defensive back Chris Jones and wide receiver Desean Blair – who were both teammates at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jones is committed to Purdue, but said he has a big decision in front of him now after visiting Nebraska, which included a meeting with new defensive backs coach Charlton Warren.
"The new defensive back coach they brought in is great," Jones told HuskersIllustrated.com. "He's just a great guy and he's about business. When you go in there he's just straight up. He's not going to sugarcoat anything. He's the real deal and I really like him."
And Blair, a 6-foot-4 receiver who is committed to Louisville, told HuskerOnline.com: "Nebraska's pretty high on my list now. I actually like them the most right now. They are my leader."
The next week-and-a-half will reveal a lot. The Huskers have six visitors already lined up for next week, and that list could grow. One of the expected visitors is 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle Kenyon Frison.
Frison had been committed to Utah since February, but on Sunday announced that pledge no longer stood.
Plenty of twists and turns remain.