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Nebraska Recruits Top Point Guard Jaquan Lyle For Football

Since moving to the Big Ten, the powers that be in the Nebraska athletic department have promised to make more of a commitment to basketball, a sport where the Cornhuskers haven't won a share of a conference title since 1950.

Nebraska AD Tom Osborne has promised to change that by upgrading the basketball practice facilities, pumping more advertising dollars into the program, and recently signing new head coach Tim Miles to a seven-year deal, the longest in UNL hoops history.

These are all positive steps in proving that Nebraska is more than just a football school. Not a positive step in proving that Nebraska is more than just a football school? Recruiting one of the top high school point guards in the country as a football player.

Jaquan Lyle is a five-star recruit out of Indianapolis who is regarded by nearly every scouting service in the country as one of the 20 best players in the class of 2014. He played football for the first time in his life during his sophomore season at Bosse High School, where he served as the team's punter and played a little wide receiver.

Apparently this was enough for Nebraska to believe Lyle should leave the hardwood behind for the gridiron, as they emailed him this recruiting letter (which Lyle tweeted under the caption "Might just go to college for football!! Hahaha jk") earlier this week:


Maybe this is just a cool, progressive recruiting tactic that the world hasn't caught on to yet. Or maybe someone in Lincoln just messed up.