Nebraska got some tough news in the beginning of the recruiting dead period.
One of the Huskers’ top defensive recruits, Robert Porcher IV, announced on Monday that he opened up his commitment.
He cited wanting to play closer to home:
Family First???? pic.twitter.com/9zyqLbGwda
— Robert Porcher IV (@Rporcher4) December 12, 2016
Porcher IV is the son of former Pro Bowl defensive lineman Robert Porcher III, who made three All-Pro teams in his 13-year NFL career.
The younger Porcher is the No. 33 weak-side defensive end and No. 544 player overall in the 2017 class. The three-star defensive end took official visits to Nebraska and Michigan during the season. He had been committed to the Huskers since late June.
It remains to be seen where Porcher IV will end up with signing day less than two months away. He has offers from the likes of Michigan, USC and Virginia Tech, though none of those schools are closer to Porcher in Florida.
Nebraska still has three defensive linemen recruits in its 2017 class, but the Huskers haven’t landed a four-star commitment since April.