Nebraska finally has a quarterback for its 2013 recruiting class. Johnny Stanton, out of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., informed the NU staff of his nonbinding commitment Sunday night.
The news went public Monday. Stanton, who visited Lincoln twice this summer, talked to Huskers Illustrated, a World-Herald recruiting partner, about his decision.
“On the second visit I was able to meet the players and my family was able to see the campus,” he told Huskers Illustrated. “I think they were sold on it too. That really sealed the deal a little bit. I was able to talk to the coaches. Having a relationship with them really helped my decision.”
Certainly, Stanton’s a big addition for NU, which lacks depth at the quarterback spot behind junior Taylor Martinez. The Huskers’ 2013 class is at 13 known members now.
Stanton also had offers from Wisconsin, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Utah (the Huskers and Badgers were the final two, Stanton says). He’s a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder who’s ranked as the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports.