Nebraska received a commitment Monday from Highlands Ranch (Colorado) Valor Christian quarterback Luke McCaffrey. Three takes on the decision:

» Football family now builds into a Big Ten rivalry. The McCaffreys — father Ed, mom Lisa, sons Christian, Max, Dylan and Luke — are kind of the first family of college football, in a sense. Christian had a star-studded career at Stanford, while Max started 38 games at Duke at receiver. Dylan is a redshirt freshman quarterback at Michigan — Nebraska offered, but to no avail — and now Luke, recruited as an athlete elsewhere, will get his shot at QB in Lincoln. This is a family that gets the stage, and Luke, having seen his older brothers go through it and achieve success, won’t be wide-eyed headed to college. His dad, Ed, caught 55 touchdowns in the NFL and won three Super Bowls with the 49ers and Broncos. Could Dylan square off against Luke in the 2021 game against Michigan? Hey, anything is possible.

» Four-sport athlete who can do a little of everything, including play quarterback. McCaffrey plays football, basketball, lacrosse and runs track at Valor Christian, one of the top programs in the state of Colorado. McCaffrey transitioned to quarterback during his junior year as he shared time with Colorado commit Blake Stenstrom. McCaffrey was good at QB — 878 yards passing, 76.1 percent completion rate — but he was all over the field with 548 yards rushing, 147 receiving and 229 in kick return yards. As a sophomore, he caught 47 passes for 717 yards and nine touchdowns. Bottom line: McCaffrey was a good enough overall athlete, like Christian and Max before him, to get offers from schools like UCLA, North Carolina and Virginia, and a good enough quarterback, like Dylan, to get a QB offer from Nebraska. He’s a dual-threat of a dual threat.

» Now that Nebraska has one quarterback, he’ll become a tentpole guy to which other recruits flock. NU has started June with a bang, landing Arizona Western offensive tackle Desmond Bland on Friday. Watch for dominoes to fall quickly, if Nebraska wants them to, for the rest of the month as it relates to the offense. McCaffrey is a high-profile name, and recruits who already know him, coupled with coach Scott Frost’s offense, will have piqued interest. Does Nebraska take a second quarterback, knowing McCaffrey can play multiple positions? Doesn’t seem necessary, but perhaps. McCaffrey’s upside is high enough, though, that he could stay at quarterback and make for a fun race in future years. His game is reminiscent enough, too, of Penn State’s Tommy Stevens that, like PSU does with Stevens, he could do multiple things in the offense while waiting his turn. Former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a similar trajectory.