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Nebraska coaches have put a lot into the recruitment of JUCO cornerback Maurice Chandler.

Now the three-star prospect from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M is ready to decide. Soon. Very soon.

Nebraska and Arizona State are the two schools in play for Chandler, who originally came out of Lawton High School in Oklahoma. Yes, that is the same school that produced Jalin Barnett, Will Shields, Mike Minter. Not bad at all.

It's worth noting that Lawton's high school coach Randy Breeze is pretty tight with Mike Riley and Husker O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh.

"Coach Riley is a very special person. He’s a very caring coach. Very humble coach. He’s soft-spoken, but when he starts talking, everybody listens," Breeze told the Journal Star when Barnett committed.

Don't know how much that will matter here. Chandler is his own man and he's not in Lawton's program anymore. But Husker chances look pretty good for the 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back.

The Huskers definitely would like to add a junior-college prospect like Chandler who could potentially contribute right away. (See his Hudl highlights.)

Defensive coordinator Mark Banker wasn't speaking specifically of Chandler, but no doubt had him in mind after the Iowa game, when when he said: "A lot will hinge on recruiting. We need a couple of junior college guys to step up and fill in and take a couple of seniors' spots."

Reach the writer at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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