Iowa State football recruiting: Devine Ozigbo decommits, flips to Nebraska


Devine Ozigbo, one of Iowa State’s prized recruits in the class of 2015, has flipped his commitment and will be heading to Nebraska.

The 3-star running back from Texas announced on Twitter early Friday evening that he would be decommitting from the Cyclones and would be going with the Cornhuskers.

"First I would like to start off by saying thanks [sic] you to all the coaches and fans from Iowa State! They have been nothing but good to me and I wish them the best but unfortunately I have decided to decommit and pursue my education and football career at the University of Nebraska! It’s been a blessing and an honor!"

Alex Halsted of said that Nebraska reached out to Ozigbo around Christmas. It didn’t take long for the running back to change his mind, but tweets from the athlete suggested that he began having more of an interest in the Cornhuskers.

Ozigbo committed to Iowa State back on July 22nd, 2014.

Why is this such a big loss for the Cyclones? He was definitely the best skillplayer that committed to the class of 2015, and he could be the best player in the ISU class. The Cyclones wanted him to the point where they promised he would be the featured back that was recruited in 2015. Iowa State is now left with no running backs in next year’s class.

Despite the impact of the loss, Ozigbo is trying to make the best decision for his future and no one can fault him for that. We wish him the best of luck at Nebraska, and we’ll see what the Cyclones do on the recruiting front to fill the void at tailback.

UPDATE (5:56 PM CT): On an unrelated note, but still not enough to break into its own post (and because it happened as I was writing this), Iowa State offensive lineman Duaron Williams tweeted that he is no longer part with the football team.

Alrighty then.

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