Malik Reed

Malik Reed took an official visit to Nebraska last weekend.

One of Nebraska’s official visitors last weekend announced Tuesday his commitment to a Big Ten rival.

Chandler (Ariz.) High School linebacker Malik Reed picked Wisconsin over the Huskers, UCLA and Arizona. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Reed is part of a Badger recruiting class that may be the program’s best under Paul Chryst.

As for the Huskers, who need more inside linebacker depth, they’re still in the running for three recruits they hosted in June — Cody SimonDevyn Curtis and Choe Bryant-Strother. Simon visited Ohio State last weekend and has a final three of OSU, Nebraska and Penn State. Curtis, from the Nashville area, visited Nebraska last week before visiting Vanderbilt again. Bryant-Strother, from the Atlanta area, visited Nebraska last weekend.

“It had everything to offer,” Bryant-Strother told The World-Herald. “The people, the facilities, the education and the fan base. I am still deciding whether to make my decision before or after the season.”

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