Top recruit switches commitment from Huskers to Wisconsin

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The recent group of four transfers from the Nebraska volleyball team also has had an impact on the Huskers’ once highly promising 2016 recruiting class.

Among the four players who left the program this spring was freshman outside hitter Maddie Haggerty, who battled a shoulder injury in her only season in Lincoln and did not play. Her younger sister, Molly Haggerty, had also been committed to Nebraska, but reopened her commitment after Maddie decided to seek a new school. Wednesday night, Molly Haggerty announced on social media that she’s committed to Wisconsin.

Molly Haggerty was set to be the third Haggerty to play volleyball at Nebraska, and likely would have arrived with the highest recruiting ranking. She’s long been considered one of the top five recruits in the 2016 class. Her older sister, Meghan Haggerty, will be a senior middle blocker for the Huskers this season. Three years ago, Meghan Haggerty had signed with Wisconsin, before being released from her scholarship and joining NU just a few months before the 2012 season.

Molly and Maddie aren’t planning to be college teammates anymore. Maddie is now at Central Florida. Molly Haggerty committed to Nebraska while attending the Huskers’ preseason scrimmage in 2013, just before her sophomore season of high school. At the time, she told the Journal Star she picked Nebraska over Penn State and Minnesota.

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