Keith Coleman will not be going to Nebraska.
The Marshalltown Community College men's basketball player was officially released from his National Letter of Intent from the University of Nebraska on Wednesday.
MCC head coach Brynjar Brynjarsson said it was a "mutual decision to go their separate ways" after the two sides, including new Nebraska head coach Tim Miles, spoke Tuesday.
The Huskers fired Doc Sadler after posting a 12-18 mark overall and a 4-14 league record in the program's inaugural Big Ten performance.
He was 101-89 overall in his six years in Lincoln.
"(Coleman) wants a place where he feels comfortable and he feels like it's on his terms and wants to get a chance to be re-recruited," Brynjarsson told the Times-Republican. "Right now, that's really just waiting for somebody to show interest."
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Coleman will likely see plenty of interest from around the Division I ranks.
His game and basketball acumen remain raw, but his physical gifts and the fact that he has three years of eligibility make him an attractive commodity.
He was rated as "one of the five or six best low post prospects in the NJCAA" and a top-25 JUCO prospect overall, according to the recruiting service Hot 100 Hoops last summer. Coleman's "NBA body," skills near the basket and mid-range game were also cited as major assets.
Coleman was not available for comment Wednesday.
Miles told reporters Saturday, the day he was introduced as the Huskers' coach, he planned to focus his recruiting on prep players, labeling junior college and international players as "more high risk."
The coach spent the day Tuesday in Kansas City meeting with Nebraska's two signed high school recruits.
He said in a radio interview Monday that he planned to contact the program's three junior college players (Coleman; Fahro Alilhodzic, Southeastern CC; Jerran Young, McLennan (Tex.) CC) via telephone.
Young and Husker freshman Josiah Moore were both granted releases as well on Wednesday.
"(Miles) was a straight-shooter in the sense of he just wanted to see where Keith was at. Once Keith explained to him where he was at, he was very understanding. Nobody wanted to waste anybody's time in this whole thing," Brynjarsson said.
"His interest in Keith was high, but at the same time Keith felt differently and there was no handcuffs on anything like that. (Miles) was really a class act about making sure Keith was being thought of, first and foremost."
Miles was travelling and unavailable for comment Wednesday, according to a Nebraska spokesperson.
Coleman finished his first and only season with the Tigers averaging eight points and seven rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the floor as he played most of the season as MCC's sixth man.
He was an honorable mention pick in NJCAA Division I Region XI.
Coleman said in February that he planned to stick with the Huskers no matter Sadler's fate, but one of the main reasons he inked with Nebraska in the first place was his long-standing relationship with Sadler assistant coach, David Anwar, a fellow Philadelphia native.
Coleman was the first-known commitment for Sadler's 2012 class, pledging his intentions last August before signing with the Huskers in November.
The forward came to MCC after playing at prep school Lee Academy in Maine.
The spring signing period for basketball begins April 11.
"It's really about what Keith feels he's comfortable with," Brynjarsson said of Coleman's potential future suitors. "I think it will be good for him to see what's out there and hopefully he'll be pleasantly surprised about the interest he'll receive, especially being a three-year guy."