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Corona, Calif. wide receiver Manuel Allen marks the next wide receiver commit for the 2018 Nebraska football recruiting cycle.

It wasn’t that long ago that he represented a different shade of red.

The 6-2, 175-pound prospect out of Centennial High School committed to the USC Trojans on January 6 earlier this year. Allen is one of the guys at the

Allen is one of the guys at the tippity-top of Nebraska’s board and when you have a recruiter like Keith Williams on staff, you don’t let little things like early commitments to a team that finished last season No. 3 in the Associated Press rankings.

The Golden State receiver would later de-commit shortly after National Signing Day on February 24 before outright naming the Cornhuskers his leader on April 7.

Then came time for Nebraska’s annual Red-White Spring Game. Allen decided to not just make a weekend of the event, but take plenty of time to enjoy what he now has pledged to eventually call home.

As a junior, Allen appeared in 11 games catching 44 receptions for 589 yards and four touchdowns according to MaxPreps.

Allen’s abilities are something that Nebraska quarterbacks will likely be able to take advantage of in the years to come. Don’t be surprised if he gets a shot at immediate playing time.

Two of the Huskers’ best wide receivers are upperclassmen in Stanley Morgan and De’Mornay Pierson-El and the latter graduates after the upcoming season.

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