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Former FSU commit plans Lincoln visit
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Former FSU commit plans Lincoln visit

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Head on a swivel now. It's the only way to manage in the final week before national signing day.

Nothing wrong with making prognostications about what names might become late-hour additions to this Husker class, but do so knowing that predicting the unpredictable is your only safe option.

If there's anything to be learned from the past, it's that in the final week names people have been talking about for weeks disappear off the board just as quickly as new names jog into the conversation out of left field.

Speaking of what's out in left field, is that a Florida State commit coming this way for a visit. Well, yes.

Defensive end Blake McClain was committed to the Seminoles just this week, but that relationship is apparently over. And now, according to Rivals and 247Sports, Nebraska is on McClain's short list.

McClain's high school coach Adam Geis confirmed to Nate Clouse of HuskerOnline.com that the recruit does indeed plan to visit Nebraska this weekend. South Carolina also seems heavy in the mix for the 6-foot-3, 265-pound prospect.

Holding a three-star rating, McClain had been committed to the Seminoles since last March but decommitted over the weekend. The Florida State Rivals site reported that it happened after FSU talked to McClain about the possibility of taking a greyshirt.

"They decided to go in a different direction," McClain told the site. "No hard feelings, but it's just business."

Florida State also has a new defensive coordinator since McClain committed last year, with Jeremy Pruitt taking the same job at Georgia.

Here are McClain's highlights, courtesy of Hudl.

One thing perhaps working in favor of the Huskers: McClain comes from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville. That's the same school of Nebraska defensive back commit Chris Jones, and wide receiver Desean Blair, who NU has also recruited and had on campus.

The Huskers could use the visit because defensive end Kevin Bronson (Delray Beach, Fla.) is no longer planning on coming to Lincoln this weekend.

The Huskers are obviously pounding the pavement hard for at least one more D-line addition. This week, Elijah Lee, a Kansas State commit, tweeted out news of a late offer from Nebraska. Lee is from Blue Springs, Mo., the same town that produced John Garrison, who is the lead recruiter of him.

Despite the late push from Nebraska, Lee is expected to stick with K-State, according to HuskerOnline.

But the next 24 hours will be interesting as news comes down of weekend visits. One of those names is quarterback A.J. Bush, a prospect out of Norcross, Ga., who tweeted out news that he has been offered. He is expected to join McClain on a visit this weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Bush is a two-star prospect who has offers from Cincinnati, Marshall, Kansas State, Troy and Georgia State.

Bush seems to be on the recommendation of new Husker secondary coach Charlton Warren, who knows the state of Georgia's recruiting landscape well. It could give NU that second quarterback in the class to go with Zack Darlington.

Quarterback Jaquez Parks (Griffin, Ga.) has been an intriguing prospect that the Huskers have talked with but never offered. It appears that ship has sailed now with Parks announcing on Twitter this morning that he's committed to Kennesaw State.

And four-star offensive tackle Kenyon Frison? He's getting the final pitches from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arizona State this week. Frison liked his recent visit to Lincoln a lot, but is not the type of recruit to give much away in interviews. Predict as you might.

Frison is one of the names everyone around here knows by now. But expect to hear about a few more you don't over the next few days.

It always works that way.

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. Follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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