DB Sykes makes a late switch to Arkansas
Nebraska encountered some pre-signing day drama late Tuesday night as HuskerOnline.com has been able to confirm Spring, Texas defensive back Willie Sykes plans to flip his commitment from the Huskers to Arkansas and sign with the Razorbacks tomorrow.
The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Sykes has had a wild finish to his recruitment as he committed to Washington State after taking an official visit there on the weekend of Jan. 16 then officially visited Nebraska the following weekend and flipped to the Huskers during an in-home visit on Jan. 26.
Arkansas reportedly entered the picture for Sykes this past Thursday and came through with an offer last Saturday night. Sykes' commitment to the Razorbacks comes despite the fact that he did not take an official visit to Fayetteville or ever host Bret Bielema for an in-home visit.
The departure of Sykes brings the Huskers' class down to 19 known verbal commits on the eve of signing day. NU's defensive back class is comprised of Avery Anderson, Eric Lee and Aaron Williams - all of whom are already on campus as early enrollees. No other safety targets remain for NU, however recent commit Antonio Reed of Southaven, Miss. could potentially fill the gap left by Sykes if NU finds it necessary.
The main player left on Nebraska's board heading into National Signing Day is Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan linebacker Adrienne Talan who will be deciding between NU, Pitt and Temple tomorrow.
HuskerOnline.com will continue to bring you further developments on Nebraska's 2015 signing class all throughout Signing Day leading up to head coach Mike Riley's press conference at 2:00 p.m. CST.
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