Clemson DB target decommits from Nebraska
|Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:53 AM- -|
4-star 2018 cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles from Bradenton, FL has decommitted from Nebraska on Tuesday night according to his Twitter account.
"But, with all do respect to whom it may concern, my family and I believe that it is in my best interest to Open Up My Recruitment and Decommit from the University of Nebraska and make sure that I am making the best decision for myself and future family 15 years down the road...I understand that this will burn bridges, and create so much tension between myself and the people of the state of Nebraska, but what I hope is that you find it in your heart to understand that I have people that depend on my for their well-being," Radley-Hines posted. "This is something I lost so many nights of sleep over and put myself through a whole lot for, but I'm not ready to explore during this little time I have before I make the biggest decision of my life."
Radley-Hiles has national offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nevada, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington State, and Wisconsin.
He is a teammate of Clemson commits LB Mike Jones Jr. and DE Xavier Thomas at IMG Academy.
The 4-star defensive back visited Clemson alongside IMG teammates Nolan Smith, Jones Jr. and Thomas for the Auburn game this season. Bradley-Hiles told TigerNet the following about his visit to Clemson.
"We watched the game. We got to go on an academic tour, and we saw the new facility," he said. "I received the offer, and that was pretty much it."
Bradley-Hiles thought it was a great unofficial visit for him and his family.
"I had a great time. It was full of great people. It was a great game that I got to witness," Radley-Hiles said. "It was just a visit. I went to go explore to make sure I'm making the correct decision. It was an overall great visit."
He was also able to spend some one-on-one time with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.
"I had a 45-minute talk with him, and I got to talk about who I am as a person, what I stand for, and altogether just who I am,” Radley-Hiles of the visit with Clemson’s head coach. "We talked about the program. We talked about the future. We talked about what I should be doing for the game purposes. He wanted me to visualize myself in the game and not just be a regular recruit. He wanted me to make sure I could see myself making plays in big games like that. He's a great guy, and he's cool, but he's straight to it. He's serious about his job. I understand he likes to have fun a lot, but then he's a guy that gets down to business."
On offense, he scored 11 touchdowns last season to help Calabasas to a 14-1 season.
He has already accepted an invitation to the 2018 U.S. All-American Bowl.