Like they did on the field in September, the Huskers and Ducks battled again for cornerback recruit Deommodore Lenoir, and it went down to the wire.
Lenoir held those two teams as his finalists entering a national signing day decision, choosing to sign with Oregon, the school he was committed to through most of the recruiting process. But Nebraska made a strong push late before eventually finishing as the runner-up.
Nebraska really emerged as a contender for Lenoir in April, when he and a group of California recruits visited Lincoln for the Husker spring game. A couple months later, though, Lenoir would commit to Oregon and stick with the Ducks for the next five months.
But the coaching change in Eugene caused Lenoir to back away from that commitment and consider other options. Nebraska went back to the top of the list, and the hiring of corners coach Donte Williams — who had previously recruited Lenoir to Arizona — helped the Huskers’ cause.
NU brought Lenoir to Lincoln for an official visit the weekend of Jan. 20. He had taken an unofficial visit to Oregon the week before that.
He then spent the final week of the cycle deciding between those two schools, eventually deciding to rejoin Oregon’s class.
Lenoir is a consensus four-star recruit , ranked No. 66 overall and the No. 7 cornerback by the 247Sports composite.
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