Did Nebraska troll Michigan over TE recruit?
The fight for three-star tight end Chase Allen is getting heated among B1G schools. Or at least it appears to be.
After taking an official visit to Nebraska over the weekend, Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff attended Allen’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Afterwards, they sought information about their competition.
“They wanted to debunk anything I heard on my Nebraska visit.” Allen told Maize N Brew.
Expectedly, the Missouri native heard from the Nebraska coaches that tight ends are used plenty in the passing game.
Harbaugh reportedly did his best to shoot that notion down.
“He just talked about how tight ends are (actually) used in (Nebraska’s) offense,” he told Maize N Brew. “He wanted to hear all about what Nebraska told me.”
Nebraska apparently wasn’t too fond of that.
From the football team’s official Twitter account, the Huskers released a late-night highlight reel of tight end Cethan Carter with the words “Rolling into February.”
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) January 28, 2016
Was it simply a coincidence or was it in response to Harbaugh’s anti-Nebraska advice given? That can be left to the imagination.
Scout.com reported that Michigan is still Allen’s leader, but Nebraska and Iowa State remained in the picture, as well.
For what it’s worth, both Michigan and Nebraska used the tight end much more in the first years of their new offenses. Michigan tight end is a possible preseason All-American at the position and Carter is a main part of one of the better receiving corps in the country.
Allen will have a few more days to decide which player’s footsteps he wishes to follow in.