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Recruiting: Reviewing the Dominic (Walker) Drama

Add Dominic Walker to the names of recruits who spurned Nebraska and aren’t soon likely to be forgotten by Husker fans.

Walker was a commit for the Huskers’ 2013 recruiting class for about one month. He had decommitted from Vanderbilt shortly after taking an official visit to NU, and then picked Nebraska over Florida State in late December. He looked to be on board…until he took a late official visit to Auburn.

Over the last week on Twitter, Walker chewed on this decision in a variety of ways, including pitting NU and AU against each other in a video game. He eventually picked the Tigers, and relayed to the Orlando Sentinel that Husker coaches weren’t happy when he delivered the news. From the story:…

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Recruiting: Dominic Walker switches commitment to Auburn

Nebraska wide receiver pledge Dominic Walker Friday flipped his commitment to Auburn, announcing his switch on 810 AM in Orlando.

The reason: The Tigers and the SEC are closer than the Huskers and the Big Ten. The Orlando (Fla.) Evans prospect will join his high school teammate, Tony Stevens.

“I chose the school I thought would be better for me,” Walker said on the “Friday Night Lights” program.  ”I have a lot of people that come up to Auburn a lot, so it’s not too far from home. I’ll still have the support I have right here in Orlando, Florida. I’ll still be able to communicate with everyone and see a few people that I want to.”

Walker said he had to sleep on his …

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Recruiting: Dominic Walker wavering on Nebraska commit

A weekend official visit to Auburn has wide receiver Dominic Walker considering a flip from his verbal commitment to Nebraska.

Walker told 247Sports that there was a “75 percent chance” he’d go to Auburn, in part because his Orlando (Fla.) Evans High School teammate, Tony Stevens, committed there. Stevens is the more highly-rated of the two receivers.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Walker will now host in-home visits with Nebraska and Auburn this week before making his final decision.…

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Recruiting: Orlando WR commits to Nebraska

Nebraska landed a big-bodied wide receiver for 2013 recruiting class, well, several weeks ago. But Orlando (Fla.) prospect Dominic Walker kept it quiet until Sunday, when he told the Orlando Sentinel he’d play at Nebraska.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Walker will officially announce his decision Sunday night at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston.

“Everything is just great for me [at Nebraska],” Walker told the Sentinel. “The coaching staff, the great facilities, everything … 86,000 fans at every game no matter who they are playing. You can’t beat that kind of support. They treat their players like they are the only thing that really matters up there.

“Plus, it’s a great chance for me to come in and play right away and they have really made …

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Recruiting: Orlando WR leaning heavily toward Nebraska

Nebraska wide receiver target Dominic Walker received an in-home visit from Husker offensive coordinator Tim Beck Thursday. Beck, Walker said, pushed for the commit. He didn’t quite get it, but NU’s in the top two with Cincinnati, which just lost its coach to Tennessee.

“I like both of them but I probably like Nebraska a little more because they have more to offer than Cincy,” the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Walker told the Orlando Sentinel about Nebraska. “They have the great facilities and great training and everything is first class all the way.”

Walker decides Dec. 30 at the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl in Houston. He’s a three-star prospect through most major scouting services with the exception of ESPN, which lists Walker as a four-star and the 238th …

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Recruiting: Prospects react to big weekend, win over Wisconsin

Nebraska’s 30-27 win over Wisconsin doubled as the biggest recruiting weekend in years — certainly the biggest of the Bo Pelini era — with the Huskers hosting a variety of committed and uncommitted prospects. Of the non-commits, none were bigger — literally and metaphorically — than the three offensive tackle targets in town, David Knevel, Kenny Lacy and Christian Morris.

Lacy and Morris are both UCLA commits, but that doesn’t mean much, considering they always intended to take their NU visits, and the Bruins probably just put on the hard sell to get their commitments. Did the Nebraska visit change their minds?

According to 6-foot-6, 285-pound Morris — the ringleader of the three, I suspect, and the one who had the best overall …

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Big Fat, Recruiting Update, Aug. 29

Before the update, a quick thought on Nebraska quarterback commit Johnny Stanton (Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic), who started his senior year on ESPN2.

Santa Margarita beat Phoenix Brophy Prep 27-14. The game wasn’t that close — Santa Margarita was so much bigger than Brophy up front that “mismatch” is the only way to describe it — and Stanton threw for 208 yards, rushed for 99 and accounted for four touchdowns. He threw two interceptions, too.

Santa Margarita’s offense is a puzzler. Stanton works under center in a four-receiver, one-back set that looks a lot like old the run-and-shoot offenses you saw in college and the NFL 20-25 years ago. A lot of quick-hit sweeps and tosses, a handful of spare-looking option plays, and a lot …

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