Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 AT 7:37 PM / Updated at 8:34 PM
Reports: Husker DE prospect Darius Slade decommits
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

According to multiple reports, Nebraska defensive end prospect Darius Slade — a 6-foot-5, 237-pounder from Montclair, N.J. — has decommitted from the Huskers.

Slade now has an offer from Ohio State. The Buckeyes just hired Larry Johnson, the former Penn State defensive line coach who recruited Slade for PSU.

Slade’s decision was first reported by’s Michael Bruntz on Twitter:

Moments later,’s Nate Clouse echoed the report:

Slade had committed to NU on Dec. 11, when the Huskers appeared to be in a recruiting battle with Michigan State and Penn State for Slade’s services.

The senior had 23.5 sacks in 2013 as Montclair won back-to-back state titles in New Jersey.

Slade’s decommitment leaves Nebraska with 19 commitments and just two defensive ends in the 2014 class: Mick Stoltenberg of Gretna, and Joe Keels of Highland (Kan.) Community College.

Stay tuned for more information.

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