The wait is over

Nebraska has landed a quarterback in the 2013 class, beating out schools like Wisconsin, Oregon, California, and Oregon State for his services.

The wait is over.

With 11 total known offers extended to the quarterback position in the 2013 class, Nebraska has received a commitment, with three-star Cali quarterback Johnny Stanton pulling the trigger.

"I committed today to Nebraska, just felt right there and I like how I fit in the offense," said Stanton in a message to Fox Sports NEXT.

The Huskers beat out schools like Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, California, and Wisconsin for the 6-foot-2, 205 pound prospect's services.

As a junior in 2011, Stanton led Santa Margarita high school to the CIF State D-1 Title, throwing for 2,439 yards and 13 touchdowns, also rushing for 1,528 yards and 25 scores.

Recruiting analysts and fans alike have compared him to numerous quarterbacks, including former college stars Jake Locker and Tim Tebow.

"Johnny Stanton, like Tebow, doesn't have the picture perfect mechanics or always make things look pretty. What he does do is win and lead and bring off the chart intangibles to the table," Fox Sports NEXT National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins has written. "At the same stage, Stanton actually spins it better than Tebow and is probably a little better pure thrower…He's built like a linebacker."

Stanton visited Lincoln twice over the past month and a half, first earning an offer at Nebraska's quarterback camp, and second with his whole family in attendance for a tour. He told Big Red Report at the time his goal for a second visit was to get a better feel for the campus and meet current players on the squad.

"I spent a lot of time with incoming freshmen Jordan Westerkamp and Tommy Armstrong as well as Taylor Martinez. I had a great conversation with Martinez," said Stanton in late June. "I had been texting with him before the visit and I really wanted to get a feel for his thoughts on Nebraska. He told me that Nebraska was a great fit for him. We also talked about the transition that I would have to do from California to Nebraska."

Stanton is currently rated the No. 42 quarterback in the country according to Fox Sports NEXT.

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