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Put the speculation to rest.

Bryson Williams is not going to change his mind and come to Nebraska.

The Lincoln Southeast defensive tackle said Thursday night that he appreciates the effort new NU head coach Scott Frost and assistant coach Barrett Ruud have put into recruiting him since taking over here Dec. 2, but that he is firm in his commitment to Wisconsin.

“I want to thank Coach Frost, Coach Ruud and the whole Nebraska coaching staff for taking time to recruit me and talk to my family and me. I also want to thank all of the Nebraska fans for showing me so much love, you guys are great,” he wrote on Twitter.

Williams was not offered a scholarship by former Husker coach Mike Riley’s staff and he verbally committed to UW in July.

Frost was introduced here Dec. 3 and, after his news conference, took Ruud — himself a Southeast graduate — to Williams’ home to offer him a scholarship.

Williams, though, indicated he will sign his national letter of intent next week on the early signing date, officially becoming a Badger.

“I’m lots of things to lots of people, but something I want to be remembered for, is that I am a man of my word,” Williams tweeted. “The relationship I have developed with Wisconsin’s coaching, Academic advisors, and class of 18, has been incomparable. I’m ready to start a new journey going forward and I’m going to work for everything I get.. and it all starts on December 20th.”

The Huskers currently have 11 verbal commitments for the Class of 2018 and have about a dozen prospects set to officially visit this weekend.


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