Jan. 14, 2017 was a big day for Nebraska football with the Huskers landing a commitment from four-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey.
The former Ohio State commit announced on Twitter that he had opted to commit to the Huskers.
That came less than a week after Lindsey decommitted from Ohio State. He had been pledged to the Buckeyes since August, but he backed away from that in the early morning hours Wednesday. The Huskers were considered the runner-up the first time around, and now he's a member of the Huskers' 2017 class.
And he's the highest-rated member of it. Lindsey ranks as a consensus four-star recruit and the nation's No. 38 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports composite. Lindsey projects as a slot receiver on the next level.
Lindsey made two visits to Nebraska during his recruitment. The first came for the spring game in April, then he returned in June to participate in one of the Huskers' Friday Night Lights camps.
Lindsey becomes the third wide receiver in Nebraska's class, following Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Jaevon McQuitty, who both enrolled early for the spring semester.
Lindsey, who's originally from California, spent his senior year at powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, though he missed most of the season due to injury. Over the course of three seasons at Gorman (he played his junior year at Centennial High School in Corona, California), he averaged 25.3 yards per catch and scored 31 touchdowns.
Lindsey's cousin is 2018 cornerback recruit Brendan Radley-Hiles, who is also a top target of the Huskers and has visited NU before. Radley-Hiles played at Calabasas High School with Johnson Jr. and Tristan Gebbia, but he'll spend his senior season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
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