By Sunday evening, Nebraska's first weekend of official visits under its new coaching staff had already yielded one verbal commitment.

At the same time, though, the Huskers learned as much or more about who will not be coming to Lincoln as they did about who will be. 

Four-star wide receiver Joshua Moore announced his decommitment on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, ending a tenure that began when he first pledged to the program in June. Like most of the 2018 verbal commits, there's been speculation about the Yoakum, Texas, standout's status since Mike Riley and his staff — including Moore's primary recruiter Keith Williams — were not retained, but recently it appeared as though Moore may stay on board under new head coach Scott Frost. 

"I want to personally thank Coach Frost for honoring the offer made to me before his arrival, believing in my skills, and play making ability and for the opportunity to develop and play under him, I truly believe he and the staff will do great things at Nebraska," Moore wrote. "Nebraska is a great place with even greater people. ... This wasn't an easy decision for me, I thought and prayed about this decision numerous times, but with God, my family and my wonderful support system, that I am so thankful for, I think this is what is best for me." 

Also on Sunday, Garden City (Kansas) Community College quarterback Terry Wilson verbally committed to Kentucky after an official visit there. 

Wilson's coach on Wednesday referred to the Wildcats as, "a distant third" and said the Huskers were among two likely finalists for Wilson, who initially canceled the visit to UK. He took the visit after all, though, and decided on the Wildcats. 

Wilson was expected to visit NU in the coming days, and it's unclear if that will still happen.

This story will be updated. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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