Nebraska’s walk-on event Wednesday produced its first commitments less than 24 hours later.
Lincoln Southwest’s Caden McCormack announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he will walk on at Nebraska. A little more than an hour later, York lineman Noah Stafursky announced that he, too, will be a Husker walk-on.
McCormack, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound outside linebacker, unofficially visited Nebraska numerous times this season. He chose Nebraska over interest from Kansas, Boise State, Kansas State, Wyoming and a handful of FCS and Division II schools.
“I had a good talk with Coach (Scott) Frost last night, and he sold me,” McCormack said. “I walked out of his office, down to the lobby, and got butterflies, so I turned back around and went to his office and told him I want to play for him.”
McCormack played on both sides of the ball for the SilverHawks. As a running back he rushed for 455 yards and four touchdowns, and at linebacker he tallied 149 total tackles, four sacks and one interception.
He’s the second player from Lincoln Southwest to join Nebraska’s 2019 walk-on class, following kicker Dylan Jorgensen.
Stafursky, at 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, has versatility to play guard or tackle on the offensive line, and he’s a hole-filling defensive lineman. He will begin on the offensive line at Nebraska.
“Since my first visit there it has felt like home. It’s felt like the place I wanted to be,” Stafursky said. “I wanted that feeling of pride that comes along with being a Husker player from Nebraska.”
Stafursky said he chose to walk on at Nebraska instead of accepting a scholarship from Division II Northwest Missouri State.
“I just realized the money isn’t worth the possibility of regret,” Stafursky said. “I didn’t want the money to keep me from seeing how far I can go.”
Stafursky’s teammate at York, Garrett Snodgrass, is a scholarship commit in Nebraska’s 2019 class.
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