There was some uncertainty leading into signing day, but Quayshon Alexander put it all to rest early Wednesday morning. 

Alexander reaffirmed his commitment to Nebraska and was the second prospect to have his National Letter of Intent approved by the Huskers.

"It's a great place with phenomenal people," Alexander said in an interview with the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. "That was the biggest part about it, being around people that actually care and are very genuine.

"It's a new beginning and a new future. I just can't wait to start it."

Rutgers made a strong push to flip the long-time NU commit from New Jersey. His older brother plays there, and he took an official visit to the nearby campus on the final weekend before NSD.

But his loyalty to the Huskers won out, and they held on to him. He'll also celebrate his decision at a ceremony at his high school on Wednesday.

NU worked hard to ensure Alexander stayed in the class. The coaches went in-home with him every week after the dead period lifted, including Mike Riley, who made Alexander one of his first stops in January.

Alexander initially committed to the Huskers in June 2015. The linebacker almost committed weeks before that, but decided to wait until after taking a visit to Nebraska.

“It just confirmed all of my feelings,” he said an interview with The World-Herald in June. “It was a genuine love for the place.”

He’s a three-star prospect, according to the 247 composite, and the No. 473 overall recruit in the country. He’s also the 12th best player in New Jersey.

NU has two other linebackers committed in the 2016 class — Greg Simmons and Pernell Jefferson. Some programs recruited Alexander as a defensive end, but the Huskers like him as an outside linebacker.

"I'm going to play hard for that school, give it all I've got," Alexander said. "Hopefully people are behind me, because I'll be behind them, and we'll do this together."

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