Chuck Filiaga came off the board Saturday when he announced his college commitment during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Filiaga took the stage at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, with three finalists — Michigan, Nebraska and Oklahoma. He ultimately chose the Wolverines, who land one of the nation’s top offensive tackles.
Filiaga is a consensus four-star prospect, ranked in the Top 100 nationally by the 247Sports composite and No. 14 among offensive tackles.
Nebraska secured a spot in his final group with a year’s worth of effort recruiting the 6-foot-6, 335-pound lineman. The Huskers first offered him back in January 2016 but it would take about 11 months before Filiaga would come to Lincoln for a visit.
That came when he and his family took an official visit the weekend of Dec. 10, just before he helped lead Aledo (Texas) High School to a state championship. That visit, combined with his relationship with Husker assistants Mike Cavanaugh and Tavita Thompson, helped keep the Huskers in consideration until the very end.
But it wasn’t enough as Filiaga decided to head elsewhere in the Big Ten, which doesn’t come as a surprise. Most experts pegged the Wolverines as the heavy favorite to land Filiaga’s commitment during the Army Bowl.
Missing on Filiaga leaves the Huskers’ class of offensive linemen at three with Broc Bando, Brenden Jaimes and Matt Sichterman. NU will turn in-state to fill its final spot for an offensive linemen. The Huskers offered on Friday Lincoln East's Chris Walker.
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