Nebraska’s 2021 recruiting class took a hit on Thursday.
Three-star linebacker and Georgia native Christopher Paul Jr. announced on Thursday that he has decided to decommit from Nebraska. He had initially committed to the Huskers in March of 2020. Paul tweeted out his decision.
“I want to be fully confident in the decision I’m making as a student-athlete therefore, I will be decommitting from the University of Nebraska and opening my recruitment 100%,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Husker Nation! No interview at this time.”
I feel like this is the BEST decision not only for me…. but for my family as well✊🏾❤️ Thank You Husker Nation🌽 @ChadSimmons_ @Rivalsfbcamps @RivalsBryan @ChristophetSr @CConnerdc @BradHarber1 pic.twitter.com/wCeZs3O0rc
— Christopher “POOH” Paul Jr. (@PoohPaul4) June 18, 2020
Since he committed to Nebraska in March, Paul has received five more offers. Louisville, East Carolina, Charlotte, FAU and Tennessee have all shown interest in the linebacker over the last three months.
Paul is a 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker from Cordele, Georgia. He is ranked as the No. 30 inside linebacker and No. 60 player from the state of Georgia in the 2021 recruiting cycle. In total, he’s received 14 offers.
Nebraska is down to nine pledges in the 2021 class. The Huskers rank 44th nationally and 10th in the B1G.