Stanton speaking to media again

When word started to break on Sunday that Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic quarterback Johnny Stanton tore his ACL I am sure that his cell phone rang with 50 different calls. Before I even got done leaving him a voice mail I had a text from him saying, "I am not talking to the media right now, sorry." Stanton now talks about the injury and what it means in the big picture.

Very disappointing news out of Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic this past weekend. The No. 1 rated team in the nation won their game, but Johnny Stanton hurt his knee during the game and played through it.

"Last week we played against Carson," Stanton said. "I don't know exactly when the injury happened. I jammed it and kind of hyper extended it. There was a quarterback draw and I got hit pretty hard.

"A couple of plays later it really hurt. I definitely injured it in the first half. I ended up tearing my ACL and also my meniscus. We found out after the MRI on Saturday. I also had a mild concussion."

Stanton says that it's too early to talk about recovery times, but he has his eyes down the road to doing some things already. He says that he will start throwing as soon as he can and he plans on watching as much film as possible.

"There really isn't anything set yet. I will probably have a talk with the doctors after the surgery, but I know that I am out for the season.

"I am going to throw as much as a I can standing with no step and also kneeling. I will also be watching as much film as I possibly can."

Stanton had a conversation that he was somewhat apprehensive about with the Nebraska coaching staff. There are stories about teams walking away from injured players. Stanton says that Nebraska wants him to rehab completely and not hurt himself again.

"I spoke with Coach Tim Beck and I was relieved to hear that I still have my offer and a spot in the class. He just told me to take my time and don't try and come back too soon. They aren't going to need me for another year anyway."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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