Looking at the quarterback position

Nebraska fans were ecstatic when Zack Darlington committed to Nebraska. Then the concussion. The Huskers will get Darlington in Lincoln for the spring semester, but may be looking for another to join him in the class.

Taylor Martinez will ride off into history wishing his senior season ended on a more positive note, but he leaves as one of the most productive quarterbacks in Nebraska history. Nebraska will back-fill with the class of 2014 with one recruit right now, but another may join him as we close in on national signing day.

Who's in:
Zack Darlington, QB, 6-foot-2 and 205-pounds, Apopka (Flor.)
Darlington started his senior season on a mission to get Apopka back to the state championship game. Apopka was in the state title game again in 2013, but Darlington wasn't the starting quarterback. After suffering a serious concussion in the season opener Darlington missed the rest of his senior year. Darlington still worked out with his team, was easily the best scout team quarterback in the nation, and tried to improve himself despite the injury. Nebraska stepped up and stated that despite the injury and even if Darlington never plays a snap of college football that Bo Pelini was going to honor the scholarship offer. Nebraska fans are incredibly excited about Darlington and how he can rub off on the players around him. It's going to be interesting to see how Darlington fares in the spring running an offer that is very similar to the offense that he used to run at Apopka.

Who could join him:
Quinton Flowers, QB, 6-foot-0 and 210-pounds, Miami (Flor.) Jackson
Flowers took an official visit to Nebraska and saw the bigger picture. He saw the Nebraska offense and heard from the Huskers coaching staff that they saw him as another Taylor Martinez that was a little more accurate of a passer. That meant a lot to Flowers at the time and he was impressed by the visit. Still, weeks after visiting Lincoln, Flowers committed to South Florida and dropped off of the Nebraska recruiting radar for a while. That was until reports surfaced that the Nebraska coaching staff was making an in-home visit and BigRedReport.com caught up with Flowers to talk about recruiting. The talented athlete admitted that he is still considering other schools, including Nebraska, and that he will still be considering other schools all the way until signing day.

Nebraska loses Martinez and Ron Kellogg to graduation and all eyes will be on a three-horse race this spring. Tommy Armstrong performed well at times this fall and also showed some inconsistent play at other times. Redshirt freshman Johnny Stanton will be fun to watch and what he can do to challenge for the starting spot. Darlington will be enrolling early and will be in Lincoln for the spring semester as well. The spring will be interesting. Keep an eye on Nebraska looking for another quarterback to make a run at in January after missing on Coltin Gerhart.

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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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