Within a day of verbally committing to play for the University of Nebraska, Pickerington High School North's Darien Bryant has de-committed, according to Panthers coach Tom Phillips.
One of the top tight ends remaining in the 2011 recruiting class, Bryant said on Dec. 16 that he told Nebraska he'd sign a letter of intent to play for Bo Pelini's Cornhuskers this February.
"He just got cold feet," Phillips said. "He went home and didn't feel like he made the right decision."
Bryant previously took official visits to North Carolina and Hawaii. According to Phillips, Hawaii and Nebraska remain high on Bryant's list.
Bryant (6-foot-4, 220 pounds), who also starred at defensive end for North, has 19 Division I offers.
Among those offers is West Virginia, whose campus is located within minutes of where Bryant was born. The Mountaineers recently hired Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen for the same position next season, with the plan to make him head coach in 2012.
Among the schools that have offered Bryant are Purdue, Illinois, Michigan and Michigan State from the Big Ten, Maryland and Duke from the ACC and Kansas from the Big 12.