February 7, 2007

NU Notes: Callahan downplays decommitments

No matter what year it is, last minute drama on signing day will always steal the headlines.

Heading into this week, Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan thought he had his entire 2007 signing class wrapped up. However, that all changed on Monday night when four-star San Antonio (Texas) Lee linebacker Travis Lewis pulled a shocker by making a last minute switch to Oklahoma.

Lewis was thought to be the only bump in the road for the Huskers on signing day, until four-star Compton (Calif.) Dominguez cornerback David Ross surprised everyone by signing with Oregon State.

Callahan commented about the decommitments of Lewis and Ross for the first time at his signing day press conference on Wednesday.

"The only thing I'll tell you is that we're going to maintain the integrity of what we do here at Nebraska, so for the very few that do elect to go in another direction, then that's okay," Callahan said. "It doesn't really bother us in that respect. It's disappointing, but I think overall I'm more pleased with the guys that are committed, that do make that commitment to come here and want to be a part of this than I am for the very few that elect to make a late, eleventh hour decision and go elsewhere.

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