The first player to commit to Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class is no longer a member of it.
Four-star athlete Marquez Beason from Dallas Bishop Dunne announced Tuesday that he was decommitting from the Huskers about a month after he gave NU his pledge. Beason, a high school teammate of Nebraska signee Damion Daniels, committed to Nebraska when he attended the spring game on April 15.
“After lots of thought and prayer my family and I feel it’s best that I reopen my recruitment process 100% and de-commit from the University of Nebraska,” Beason tweeted. “They will still be a top school in my recruitment process but I made a life decision way too early.”
Beason has received a lot of attention from other colleges since committing to Nebraska. Baylor, Texas and UCLA have all offered since Monday. They followed schools like Ohio State, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, among others, that have targeted him recently as well.
Beason is a four-star prospect according to the major recruiting services. He’s the nation’s No. 134 overall recruit, according to 247Sports. A versatile athlete, Beason could play receiver or defensive back on the next level.
After signing Daniels in the 2017 class, Nebraska has made Bishop Dunne High School a big focus for future classes as well. The Huskers have targeted Calvin Avery, a potential nose tackle in the 2018 class, as well as Beason and safety Brian Williams in 2019.