Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 AT 4:51 PM / Updated at 6:17 PM
Recruiting: Recent Husker commits get ratings bumps
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

When Nebraska got commits from Maliek Collins, Kevin Maurice and Cethan Carter, all three players were solidly under the radar.

Recent ratings bumps from several services reflect the kinds of senior seasons all three had — and debunk a somewhat-popular myth that recruiting services are out to get the Huskers.

Collins — a defensive tackle from Kansas City, Mo. — is now a mid-range three-star according to 247Sports, a high three-star according to Rivals and ESPN and a four-star according to Scout.

Maurice — who was first-team all-state as a defensive tackle in Orlando, Fla. — has been ranked a high three-star by Rivals and ESPN. He’s still a two-star prospect according to 247Sports and Scout.

Carter — a tight end who won a state title with Rummel High School in Louisiana — went from a two-star prospect to three stars in 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.

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