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Huskers flip RB Ajay Allen from TCU on signing day

There wasn't a lot of hope that there would be a lot for Nebraska fans to look forward to on the February signing day. That was until Nebraska brought some new assistant coaches to Lincoln including Bryan Applewhite from TCU who brings Ajay Allen from Monroe (La.) Neville with him to Lincoln.

Allen took an official visit to Nebraska in January and rated the visit a perfect score of 10 out of 10. He came away impressed with the people, but he also likes the situation in the running backs room to emerge as the starter in the fall.

"The room is short according to Nebraska," Allen said. "They told me that they need a running back like me to fill in that need and be that piece.

"As far as working in, I think that I can come in there and compete to have a starting spot. I think that I can definitely come in and compete to start."

Huskers land homerun threat at RB
Huskers land homerun threat at RB

Allen came to Lincoln for his official visit and learned about the sellout streak that the Huskers enjoy for every home game.

"I didn't know the stadium sells out every weekend. I didn't know that they had 90,000 fans here every weekend. It's a great community here and they all support the school and the team."

Allen becomes the 17th commitment for Nebraska in the 2022 class. The Huskers are also in the running to add four-star wide receiver Janiran Bonner, a Georgia Tech commitment, to the 2022 class later in the day on Wednesday.