Don’t look now, but Nebraska appears to be developing quite the tidy little recruiting pipeline to Southern California.
Fewer than two weeks after Keyshawn Johnson Jr. became the signature recruit of Mike Riley’s brief tenure at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers added a pledge from a prospective future teammate who may be the one passing him the ball. Tristan Gebbia, a four-star pro style quarterback from Calabasas, announced his commitment to Nebraska on Monday via Twitter, choosing the Huskers ahead of scholarship offers from a host of major programs including Alabama, Ole Miss, Miami, Arizona State and Washington, among others.
“I think they really want me and I’d be a great fit for them and they think it would be a great thing for me to be there,” Gebbia told 247 Sports of his decision. “Obviously, this time around they didn’t have practice (each day), so we got to spend a good amount of time with them. I sat down with coach Langsdorf and Coach Riley for a good amount of time, so that was really good.”
Gebbia is the fourth commitment in Nebraska’s Class of 2017, and the second four-star, joining Johnson. Interestingly, one of the program’s other recruits, Willie Hampton, is an intriguing star from Florida.
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