Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 AT 1:53 PM / Updated at 2:33 PM
Former Husker slams signing day hype: ‘I thought I was Jay-Z’
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Former Husker Todd Peat — one of the top signees in Nebraska’s 2011 recruiting class who then left the team in late 2012 — took to Twitter earlier today to slam the media hype that builds around signing day.

Peat, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder who redshirted in 2011, picked the Huskers over Arizona State on signing day 2011, citing divine intervention. Peat said he saw a Nebraska license plate the night before his decision and took it as a sign from God. His brother, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, picked Stanford over Nebraska on signing day 2012.

On Wednesday, he took issue with pressure built through media hype and “the SYSTEM” — which he says sometimes prevents the best college players from playing. His advice to this year’s crop of recruits is that they humble themselves “before the world does.”

Here’s the series of Twitter posts from Peat, but be warned: there’s a bit of R-rated language:

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