Huskers to host Darlington

Apopka (Flor.) quarterback Zack Darlington committed to Nebraska right before Big Red Weekend, providing a boost to the weekend, and then had his season cut short due to a concussion. What is he looking forward to when it comes to his official visit?

Zack Darlington will make his first trip to Nebraska since early June. Just weeks later he decided he wanted to join the Huskers. This weekend Darlington will be back in Lincoln for his official visit. What is he looking forward to seeing this weekend?

"The atmosphere, definitely," Darlington said. "I have heard how amazing the fan base is and can't wait to witness it myself. And I just want to be around the week and seeing how I fit in.

"I text Johnny Stanton a lot and plan on hanging out with him. Seems like a great due and someone I can relate to. And most of all being around the coaches. They made me feel at home over the summer before I even committed. Now I am part of the Husker family."

Darlington was lost for the season after a serious concussion in the opening game for Apopka (Flor.). The injury was so serious that not only did his high school career end, but possibly his college career before it started.

The Nebraska staff has said that they will honor their offer if Zack plays football or not. Darlington knew that Nebraska was the right place for him before an incredible gesture by Nebraska and in particular Bo Pelini.

"It really reassured me that I made the right decision," Darlington said. "I knew it was the right on, but I committed before the injury and the support I've gotten from the coaches and the players is unimaginable.

"It just shows you that there is more to life than football. And it also shows that Nebraska not only produces champions, but great people as well."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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