LINCOLN – Nebraska’s official visit list of 2014 recruits grew by two Friday to include a high-profile quarterback out of Florida and a West Coast receiver currently committed to Washington.
Quinton Flowers, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound, three-star signal caller from Miami Jackson High School, will take his first official visit for the Huskers’ game against Southern Mississippi. Husker Online/Rivals was the first recruiting service to report the news.
“I don’t know what he doesn’t do well,” said Flowers’ high school coach, Antonio Brown, in an interview with The World-Herald. “If you put him at any skill position – offense or defense – he’d be one of the best.”
Flowers has offers from Alabama, Texas and other schools as an athlete. But he prefers quarterback, where Brown said Flowers has started since “day one” at Jackson High School, which plays at the 5A level in Florida. Schools like Georgia Tech, Marshall and South Florida are recruiting Flowers as a quarterback, as is Nebraska coordinator Tim Beck. Brown said Beck has done “a tremendous job” of recruiting Flowers. Miami Jackson has a bye week, so NU lined Flowers up for an official visit.
“Nebraska was the first to get him on a plane for a game,” Brown said. “They get the first shot at him.”
NU has been open to recruiting two quarterbacks for this recruiting cycle. The Huskers have one commit, Apopka (Fla.) star Zack Darlington, who suffered a concussion in his season-opener and is indefinitely sidelined because of it. Flowers had 200 yards passing and 154 yards rushing — on eight carries — in Jackson’s first game this year.
Fontana (Calif.) wide receiver Erik Brown – a Washington commit – is the other added visitor. 247Sports/Huskers Illustrated first reported the news. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound four-star receiver got an offer from NU in May, committed to the Huskies in early July, but kept his recruitment open. He also has an official visit scheduled for Notre Dame on Oct. 18.
Two more three-star prospects – Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas running back Madre London and Houston Alief Taylor defensive back Joshua Kalu – remain scheduled to visit Lincoln this weekend, as well.