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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Nebraska secures three-star RB commit

By Tom VanHaaren

When coach James Franklin left Vanderbilt for Penn State, running back Mikale Wilbon (Chicago/DeLaSalle) decommitted from the Commodores to take a step back.

The three-star back was offered by Nebraska shortly after his decommitment, took a visit on Jan. 17 and committed to the Cornhuskers on Sunday night.

I have officially committed to University of Nebraska!! I appreciate the support I got from everyone during this process. #GBR#HuskerNation

— Mikale Wilbon (MW5) (@BornReady5_ATG) January 27, 2014


At 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, Wilbon is a compact but strong back who will fare well in the Nebraska offense. He has speed and power that will give the coaching staff some options as far as how he is used on the field.

This commitment gives Nebraska 22 commitments, three of whom have come in the past two days. Wilbon is also the third running back commit in this class.

Current Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah chose to return to school for another season, so that will allow the coaching staff some time to develop the younger backs and figure out who can do what within the offense.

Nebraska now has four commitments ranked as four-stars, including one ESPN 300 commitment, and 18 three-stars for this cycle.