Friday Night Lights II, 6.21

Class of 2020 linebacker Malik Reed (right) of Chandler, Arizona, makes his official visit to campus during June's second Friday Night Lights camp at Memorial Stadium on Friday.

It’s never likely a school is going to land every single official visitor when it hosts seven like Nebraska did this past weekend.

In this instance, though, it didn’t take long for the Huskers to miss out on one.

Inside linebacker Malik Reed (Chandler, Arizona) verbally committed to Wisconsin on Tuesday morning, picking the division rival over NU.

Reed had high marks for his official visit to Lincoln this weekend, calling it, “Overall probably one of the best visits I’ve been on,” but that wasn’t enough to keep him from picking Wisconsin.

Linebacker has been perhaps the busiest spot of the spring and summer so far for the Huskers, as they’ve hosted several.

Reed visited alongside Choe Bryant-Strother (Norcross, Georgia), who could play either inside or outside in college and is high on the Huskers’ list. Earlier this month, Nebraska hosted four-star inside linebacker Cody Simon (Jersey City, New Jersey) on an official visit and four-star inside linebacker Devyn Curtis (Brentwood, Tennessee) on an unofficial visit.

Then, of course, there is three-star outside linebacker Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll, Iowa), who visited officially June 14 and could announce his decision between the Huskers and Iowa State, where he visited last weekend, basically at any time.

Nebraska also recently made the top group for Florida linebacker Ty Berrong (Port Orange, Florida) and earlier this spring hosted four-star outside linebacker Kaden Johnson (Minneapolis), who just took his first official visit this past weekend to Wisconsin.

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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