After visiting Nebraska over the weekend, Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips high school defensive end Robert Porcher IV committed to the Huskers on Wednesday.
"I feel great that it is over. After seeing everything and being around the coaches, I almost committed on the spot," said Porcher. "I waited and then decided, that is where I want to be. So I talked to my dad about it, who probably enjoyed the trip more than I did. We just felt that Nebraska was my new home. I feel good. Talking with the coaching staff and my position Coach Parrella, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did it. I can't wait to be part of the team."
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect has an impressive offer list, with schools like Arizona, Cal, Michigan, Missouri, NC-State and USC among others to put a scholarship on the table.
The Florida prep is the son of former NFL veteran Robert Porcher. Porcher was a first-round draft pick in 1992 and played all 11 seasons for the Detroit Lions.
Porcher went on to talk about his relationship with Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella, a former NFL veteran himself.
"We have a really strong relationship, we talk almost every day on the phone," said Porcher. "He is just a fun guy to be around. He made me laugh and feel comfortable while I was in Lincoln. The fact that he was in the NFL for 12 years, is quite a long time. He knows what it takes to get there. He can show me new moves and just be a great coach to me. He's very energetic. I enjoyed being around him."
Multiple Nebraska commits were in town this weekend with Porcher for the Huskers' Big Red Weekend. It gave the defensive end a chance to get to know his future teammates.
"I talked to them for a few," said Porcher. "We felt like we were already on the team. We connected well. I felt like I have known them for a long time. I'm going to reach out to them more and talk about going forward. I think we will be a great team coming in from the 2017 class.
Porcher has yet to target an official visit date this fall.
Big Red Report will have more on the soon to be senior in the coming days.