A late-scheduled June workout paid off for both Nebraska and Johnny Stanton. The four-star quarterback from Santa Margarita Catholic committed Monday morning.
“I told the coaches this morning that I wanted to commit,” he said. “The coaches were very excited. They welcomed me to the family and it is a very exciting time for me. I'm just excited to have it off my chest now.”
Stanton said he made the decision on Sunday night and talked it over with the parents. He then made the phone call to Bo Pelini and the rest of the Nebraska coaching staff.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback chose the Huskers over offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Utah and Wisconsin. Nebraska was the only school Stanton felt compelled to visit twice during the summer and it was a combination of the two visits that won the quarterback over.
“On the second visit I was able to meet the players and my family was able to see the campus,” he said. “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.”
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