Nebraska fans can step away from the ledge. Jordan Westerkamp, a 4-star wide receiver from Montini Catholic high school in Illinois, is sticking with his commitment to the Huskers after heavily flirting with Notre Dame the past few weeks.
"I decided to stay with Nebraska," said an excited Westerkamp in a phone conversation with BigRedReport.com. "I love Nebraska. I love everything about it. The decision came last night around midnight with my parents.
"I just love it there and love the football. The feeling I had at Nebraska, I didn't have anywhere else. I just wanted to make sure I laid everything on the table and evaluated all my options – making the decision for myself. At that point, I just knew Nebraska was where I needed to go."
After committing to the Huskers in May, Westerkamp surprised Big Red nation when he decided to take an official visit to Notre Dame in mid-December.
The last few weeks, the All-State receiver had seemed torn with his decision pending, citing both were great schools and both had their advantages. In the end, it was the Big Ten team that had more to offer.
"They were thrilled," said Westerkamp when asked about his conversation with the Nebraska coaching staff earlier today. "They were happy as could be and excited to have me. I can't wait to get out there and get in the swing of things.
"I know Coach Pelini is going to use his phone call pretty soon on me. I know they are really pumped."
Westerkamp finished with 90 catches for nearly 1,700 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2011 – helping his team win a Illinois 5A State Championship in the process.