One got away. One got on the hook.

It was a pretty interesting Saturday on the Nebraska recruiting front.

The one the Huskers lost -- cornerback Jonathan Cook to Alabama -- was not exactly surprising given all of Cook's recent statements about wanting to play in the SEC.

He certainly hadn't been talking as if he were a Husker commit in recent weeks. Now he isn't.

But the Huskers got one back when news came out Saturday night that D.J. Singleton -- a 6-foot-3, 205-pound safety from St. Peter's Prep in New Jersey -- had committed to NU.

Here's the two parts Nebraska fans will like:

I) Singleton actually signed with conference rival Wisconsin last February. But as he was jumping a few academic hurdles this fall to become eligible, the Bret Bielema made his Hog call.

Singleton reopened his commitment and, well, now he plans to be in Lincoln for the start of the second semester.

His offers coming out of high school were from Wisconsin, Rutgers, Michigan, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, Michigan State and Nebraska, among others.

II) He's in that New Jersey recruiting ground that you'd expect the Husker staff will hit even harder now as the Big Ten prepares to add Rutgers into the league.

His highlights?

Courtesy of, here they are.