Class of 2018

Manuel Allen

HometownCorona, CA
High schoolCorona
Offer dateMay 23, 2016
Commit dateApril 15, 2017

Manuel Allen committed to Nebraska on April 15, 2017, while on campus attending the Huskers' spring game.

Allen released a video on Twitter that announced his decision. He became the sixth member of Nebraska's 2018 recruiting class and the third player from California, joining Eric Fuller and Brendan Radley-Hiles.

He's the first wide receiver to commit to the Huskers, though Fuller — labeled an athlete — could end up playing that position as well.

Allen is a consensus four-star prospect at the time of his commitment, ranked as the nation's No. 161 overall recruit and No. 31 at his position.

Allen had been a top target of NU since he received an offer from the Huskers on May 23, 2016.

During the 2015 season, he was a teammate of Tyjon Lindsey, who was a member of Nebraska's 2017 recruiting class.

Allen previously committed to USC on Jan. 6, but he backed away from that pledge on Feb. 24. Once he dropped that pledge, many recruiting experts pegged NU as the heavy favorite to land Allen.

Allen had released a top four of Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon and UCLA about two weeks before he chose to commit to the Huskers.

Allen had 44 catches for 589 yards and four touchdowns as a junior in 2016.

Below is Allen's tweet announcing his commitment to Nebraska:

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