(Free) Pierson-El felt family atmosphere

Feeling a family atmosphere despite his distance from home, Demornay Pierson-El committed to Nebraska on Saturday night.

After telling Big Red Report his visit was a 10 and he would be in touch, it didn't take long for Alexandria (Va.) West Potomac wide receiver/athlete Demornay Pierson-El to talk with us again. Literally minutes after hanging up the phone with the soon to be senior, news started to break that he would be the ninth member of the Huskers 2014 recruiting class.

"If you would have asked, I would have told you I committed, but I needed to make some calls," said Pierson-El. "I was really comfortable and blown away how they can help me as an individual. They will help me develop as an all-around player both on the field and off. It's one big family there that sticks together. I'm going to be away so I want to feel comfortable and loved. That is what I felt at Nebraska with Coach Pelini and Coach Fisher along with Coach Beck. It blew me away."

A three-star receiver, Pierson-El had one goal when getting to Nebraska – to find out how he would be used in the Huskers' offense. He got a better understanding on Saturday night.

"Coach Beck and Coach Fisher really showed me how I would be used in the offense. It really helped me see how I would affect the offense and maybe improve it," said the 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete. "As far as the school, I didn't really know what to think or look for. I had a lot of people telling me things, so I didn't really know. I really came here with an open mind.

"The campus was beautiful and loved the atmosphere. The coaches were great. Everything is made to feel like home, even if you are away from your real home. They make you feel comfortable."

Pierson-El ran for 1,658 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior running back last year. He also played defense, registering 67 tackles and four interceptions. He had offers from Boston College, Marshall, and North Carolina before picking the Huskers.

More to come on the Virginia product's decision in the coming days on BRR.

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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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