It’s not often you see a 4-star defensive end from Atlanta head to Nebraska for college, but that’s what 2018 DE Caleb Tannor will do after signing with the Cornhuskers on Wednesday.
What put Scott Frost’s squad over the edge against teams like Florida and Auburn? According to 247Sports, it was the fact that Frost helped Tannor’s mom clean a lunchroom during a visit.
Nebraska assistant Travis Fisher broke down Frost’s visit with the Tannor family, saying Frost’s assistance meant a lot to Felicia Tannor:
“Coach Frost goes into the school and his mom is in the cafeteria and he’s right there helping here stack chairs,” Fisher said. “They were just there stacking chairs. That won the mom over real quick.”
It was a simple gesture, but Miller Grove coach Justin Larmond said that might have been the difference in Caleb’s recruiting process:
“Felicia told me that,” Larmond said. “He helped with all that stuff. He just happened to be there at the time they were cleaning up. He just pitched in and did everything. He picked chairs up, helped take out the trash. All that stuff.
“She absolutely loved it. She called me afterwards and she talked with me about it. That really caught her attention.”
Whether that was the deciding factor or not, Tannor his heading to Lincoln and will be an important part of Nebraska’s defense in the coming years.
According to the 247Sports composite, Tannor is the No. 19 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2018 and the No. 37 overall recruit from the state of Georgia.