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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: 5-star Brandon Baker talks decision, Jeff Sims update, and more



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Nebraska football target Brandon Baker will announce his commitment this weekend, plus more Cornhuskers news.

There will be a lot for Nebraska football fans to follow this weekend with a game on Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

However, the recruitment of Brandon Baker is going to come to a close on Sunday, at least he’s going to announce a commitment and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are among the top five. They actually hosted Baker for an official visit last weekend.

The On3 prediction machine and other experts have pegged Texas as the favorite. However, Baker told Chad Simmons of that “He could make his decision that day” meaning Sunday.

Here’s what Baker had to say about Nebraska football ahead of his decision to Simmons:

“Nebraska and I haven’t been communicating as often for as long as I have with the other schools, but I loved my official visit and I love it in Lincoln,” Baker said. “My official visit was my third time there.”

There is some positive chatter from Baker and his family about the Huskers, but I still have a hard time seeing Nebraska pull the upset here. But, it’s recruiting and you can never say never.

Another Jeff Sims injury update

According to what Matt Rhule said on Thursday, Jeff Sims has practiced all week but still isn’t quite 100 percent, which leads me to believe that Heinrich Haarberg will be starting Saturday.

Rhule stated earlier this week that although Sims was practicing, he wasn’t 100 percent. That appears to be the case going into Saturday’s game. It will be a game-time decision though.

Nebraska Cornhuskers open Big Ten play in volleyball

Nebraska volleyball is one of two unbeatens left in the NCAA. That’s why the Huskers find themselves ranked No. 2 behind Wisconsin the other undefeated team.

The Huskers’ last two wins have come over top-25 opponents and another will be waiting on Friday night as the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-6) come into the BOB (8 PM CST, Big Ten Network). Emily Londot is a player to watch for Ohio State. She’s one of the top hitters in the country and is netting 4.86 kills per set.

All six of the Buckeyes’ losses were to top-20 teams. They also made the Elite 8 last season. Minnesota (4-4) is another team that played a tough non-conference schedule. The game will be on the road on Sunday (6:30 PM CST, Big Ten Network).

Nebraska volleyball will be led by reigning Big Ten Player of the Week Merritt Beason, as well as Harper Murray, the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Middle blocker Andi Jackson has also been spectacular and has one of the top-hitting percentages in the entire NCAA.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska