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Blue Springs seniors Carlos and Khalil Davis will attend Nebraska, Khalil says

Blue Springs defensive lineman Carlos Davis (right) won the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award in 2014, an honor given to the most outstanding lineman or linebacker among Kansas City area big-class schools.
Blue Springs defensive lineman Carlos Davis (right) won the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award in 2014, an honor given to the most outstanding lineman or linebacker among Kansas City area big-class schools. The Kansas City Star

The Davis twins are headed to Nebraska after all.

Blue Springs seniors Carlos and Khalil Davis canceled their planned visits to Missouri and re-affirmed their intentions to attend Nebraska, Khalil told The Star late Friday.

The defensive linemen reopened their recruitment in early December after Nebraska fired head coach Bo Pelini. They scheduled a trip to visit Missouri’s campus this month and also planned to consider offers from Oregon, TCU and North Carolina State, Carlos said.

But after establishing a relationship with new Nebraska head coach Mike Riley and his staff, they confirmed Friday they will be in Lincoln next season.

“Our hearts were always in Nebraska,” Khalil said. “We just weren’t sure about the coaches. But when we met them, they made us feel like we would be at home there.”

Carlos won the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award last month, an honor given to the most outstanding lineman or linebacker among Kansas City area big-class schools. He is the fifth-ranked prospect in Missouri, according to Rivals.com, after he totaled 33 tackles for loss in his senior season.

Khalil battled an injury midway through his senior season, but he is the third-ranked prospect in the state, according to Rivals.com.

“The recruiting process has been a hassle,” Khalil said. “I don't really want to deal with it anymore.”

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