Busy signing day likely for Pelini, Huskers

Two of the most significant recruiting targets still left on the board for Nebraska will be making their announcements on National Signing Day.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that heralded defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa of Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., will make his announcement on the last day of the recruiting season, according to his high school coach Dan Wood.

The remaining finalists on Odighizuwa's list include UCLA, Oregon State and Nebraska.

Wood told the Journal Star he's not sure which way that his player is leaning with barely a week left in the recruiting season.

"We had a real candid conversation about all three schools," Wood told the Journal Star Tuesday. "And (he's) struggling with the decision a little bit because he really feels like all three of the schools are so good, you can't go wrong. He can't sort through it. So my advice was to step back and let the dust settle for a day or so, and just go with your gut feeling and where you want to go to school instead of breaking all the little bits and pieces down."

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will also learn of another signing-day announcement on Wednesday after safety Corey Cooper of Maywood, Ill., said he plans to wait until National Signing Day to make his announcement.

These two players are obviously Nebraska's two biggest remaining targets. If Pelini is successful in attracting both of them, it will turn a good recruiting class into a potentially great one. Even attracting one of the players will be a significant talent upgrade for the Nebraska program.