The quarterback of the future — or at least a quarterback of the future — is officially on board with Nebraska.
Patrick O'Brien, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect out of San Juan Hills (Calif.) High, posted Thursday on Twitter that he has signed his financial aid agreement with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. O'Brien had announced in August his intention to enroll early.
O'Brien committed to the Huskers in late May while widely considered a three-star recruit. The prep star then made the finals of the Elite 11 quarterback competition, an event considered one of the highest honors for a high school quarterback, over the summer.
In October, O'Brien got a ratings boost. He joined the Scout 300 — which includes the top 300 high school football players in the country, according to Scout's rankings — at No. 293 and received a fourth star from the service, projecting as the 16th best QB in the country.
By that point, O'Brien already had four-star ratings from Rivals and 247Sports. ESPN still lists him as a three-star prospect.
O'Brien was previously joined by QB recruit Terry Wilson in the 2016 class. Wilson later defected to Oregon, leaving O'Brien as the lone QB in the class.
Here's O'Brien's Twitter post announcing his signing: