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Blue Springs seniors, Nebraska football commits Carlos and Khalil Davis leaving college options open

Blue Springs seniors Carlos and Khalil Davis say they remain committed to the Nebraska football program, even after the school fired head coach Bo Pelini over the weekend.

For now.

Carlos told The Star on Monday that the twin defensive tackles have no plans to de-commit from the school, but they will leave their options open while Nebraska sorts out its future.

"We want to see who the new coach will be and see if (defensive) line coach (Rick Kaczenski) leaves," Carlos said. "We still have other options. We could see what else is out there."

Khalil, who battled an injury during his senior season, is ranked as the fourth-best prospect in Missouri. Carlos is ranked sixth after amassing 33 tackles for loss this season.

Their uncle, Lorenzo Hicks, played football at Nebraska in the late 1980s, which they both cited as a key factor in their decision to commit to the Big Ten program last spring.

"We really like the tradition there," Carlos said. "It reminded us a lot of Blue Springs."

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