"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."