Is it now 50/50 for Westerkamp?

Nebraska wide receiver commitment Jordan Westerkamp was the Huskers second verbal back in May, but is he about to switch things up and go with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Big Red Report has the very latest.


Nebraska wide receiver commitment Jordan Westerkamp has had a busy four days. After visiting Notre Dame this past weekend, Westerkamp has dealt with constant calls from the media and finals. It's why Big Red Report backed off our efforts to reach him late Sunday and Monday, electing to give the senior some space. On Tuesday, Westerkamp appreciated our decision and talked with us about the official visit.

"I went to Notre Dame and it was really good," said the 4-star receiver, who was hosted by Notre Dame sophomore quarterback Tommy Reese, a fellow Illinois product. "I'm still committed to Nebraska, but I'm talking things over with my family. That is sort of where it's at right now.

"I really couldn't tell you. I couldn't guess when the decision will be made. I sat down with my parents last night and talked about it, but it didn't progress into a decision."

Westerkamp racked up over 4,600 yards receiving and 68 touchdowns during his time with Montini Catholic high school. For his efforts during his senior year, he was named the Chicago Tribune 2011 Football Player of the Year.

"The biggest pro about Notre Dame is the offense. They pass the ball a lot. The pro about Nebraska is the opportunity, I would get to play early," said the wide receiver.

But what about the biggest concerns for each school?

"For Nebraska, they don't pass as much as Notre Dame. For Notre Dame, it would be the number of wide receiver commitments they already have. They are already at three. (Justin Ferguson: 3-star, Deontay Greenberry: 4-star, and Chris Brown: 3-star)."

The Huskers have done nearly everything they could to keep Westerkamp's verbal – visiting him multiple times during the last couple of weeks - including last Thursday when Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, offensive coordinator Tim Beck, wide receivers coach Rich Fisher, and assistant coach John Garrison paid a visit to the recruits home.

Despite their efforts, Westerkamp still felt a visit to Notre Dame was the right thing to do.

"This is the most important decision I have had to make in my life," he told Big Red Report last week. "I want to explore every option and be 100 percent sure I do what is best for me and my family."

To hear more about Westerkamp's conversation with Big Red Report....come inside the Red Zone and discuss with BRR's Josh Harvey.


Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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