Update: Samuelson decommitted from Nebraska on Jan. 12, 2013.
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Dan Samuelson, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman, became the eighth known recruit of Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class when he switched his commitment from Pittsburgh to the Huskers.
Samuelson committed after visiting Lincoln over the weekend of May 17, 2012.
Samuelson was offered by Pitt in March and committed to the Panthers at the end of April. After visiting Lincoln, he decided to pick NU, becoming the second offensive player to pledge to the Huskers in the 2013 cycle.
“All of the things Dan would need as an athlete or as a student were right there together,” Tom Samuelson, Dan's father, told Huskers Illustrated, The World-Herald's recruiting partner. “It is just so put together in a fashion we hadn’t seen before. It’s a great place in Lincoln. The fan support is second to none. All of those things added up to a decision to change his mind.”
Samuelson, an explosive run-blocker who could play any of the three spots on the offensive line, was recruited by Nebraska assistant John Garrison.
Samuelson had offers from Bowling Green, Illinois, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Western Michigan and Wyoming, according to 247Sports.com.
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