Mikale Wilbon, 3-star RB; 5'9", 195 lbs.; Chicago, Ill. (247Sports)
Not long ago, RB Mikale Wilbon was a Vanderbilt commit. When coach James Franklin accepted the same position at Penn State, Wilbon reopened his options.
In doing so, Wilbon took a visit to Nebraska where he later committed.
Wilbon will bring further depth to the Huskers' backs. Built low to the ground, Wilbon is able to power the ball forward. Additionally, his highlights show a complete back, which is something that Nebraska needs in the future.
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Wilbon is currently listed as having no interest in Vanderbilt, per 247Sports.com.
Wilbon is likely a guaranteed deal for Nebraska. However, the running back switched his commit once, which means he could do it again.
Pelini has made it clear he likes Wilbon, as the back told Scout.com, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times:
They loved me before when I committed to Vanderbilt. When I visited last weekend, I imagined myself there and I really fit in with the players. Plus, the coaches really get along with each other. Coach Pelini is a nice guy, but he is also going to push me to my potential.
Wilbon wasn't supposed to make a decision until national signing day, but he was likely feeling pressured by Nebraska's interest in athlete Corey Avery. It seems unlikely that the Huskers will take both Wilbon and Avery so the question becomes who gets the spot.
Wilbon seems like the most likely bet.