It may be a recruiting dead period for another week.

But it's dead in name only, with the Huskers adding a piece to their 2015 class early Friday evening, with running back Devine Ozigbo announcing his commitment to the Huskers.

Ozigbo, a 5-foot-11, 220-pounder from Sachse, Texas, had been committed to Iowa State.

He broke the news on Twitter. "First I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the coaches and fans from Iowa State! They have been nothing but good to me and I wish them the best but unfortunately I have decided to decommit and pursue my education and football career at the University of Nebraska! It's been a blessing and an honor!"

Ozigbo received an offer from Nebraska on Friday, and didn't waste any time taking it. Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren and running backs coach Reggie Davis were his lead recruiters.

“I feel like one thing is I’m a bigger-type back — but I feel like I have foot speed and I can make people miss in the open field,” he told HuskersIllustrated.com. “I think my ability to catch the ball out of the backfield — that’s one thing Coach Warren was harping about. They like the way I catch the ball, and that’s something I pride myself on, and it’s paid off.”

He is the lone running back in the class so far, taking up a spot that opened when Kendall Bussey of New Orleans decommitted and picked Tennessee in December.

Ozigbo had upward of 25 offers, including from Wisconsin, Miami, Kansas State, Iowa and Minnesota, to name a few.

The Huskers have 14 known commitments in the 2015 class, which probably has room for 18-20.

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