Nebraska lost another high-profile recruiting battle Friday when Farmington (Mich.) linebacker David Reese picked Florida over the Huskers, Texas and TCU. Reese, a consensus three-star recruit, had been a key target for Nebraska for the last month, as NU coach Mike Riley made an in-home visit with the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder in December.
Reese announced his decision exclusively on Bleacher Report's recruiting Web site. He intends of enrolling in January.
"Florida — it's SEC football," Reese said when describing the Gators. "They competed for a SEC Championship."
Before Reese announced he was picking Florida, he praised Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray — with whom Reese had a "great relationship" and the "ridiculous" game atmosphere for Nebraska's 39-38 win over Michigan State.
"The program is growing," Reese said of Nebraska. Reese was long committed to Michigan until the Wolverines informed him he couldn't enroll early at the school.
The Huskers are still pursuing Watkinsville (Ga.) linebacker Jaleel Laguins, who currently committed to Georgia and Houston-area linebacker Cameron Goode, who is currently committed to Cal, but recently visited Nebraska's campus.