Kerr comments on commitment

Last night, Big Red Report and J.T. Kerr had a conversation five minutes after Kerr just got off the phone with a Nebraska coach. It was clear that the juices were flowing through his veins a little bit wanting to commit. That's why this morning it was no surprise to hear that later that night Kerr decided to get into the 2008-09 recruiting class.

The commitment drought is over for Nebraska fans who have been waiting since Taylor Martinez, another Nebraska commitment from California, committed on August 22. J.T. Kerr is the latest to add his name to the list.

Coincidentally, Big Red Report spoke with Kerr last night. Kerr said that he had just gotten off the phone with Nebraska five minutes before and said that committing was on his mind at that point in time.

"I got off the phone with you," Kerr said, "and that was after I had already spoke with Coach Ron Brown. Later, Coach Bo Pelini called me after he called earlier in the day and I missed his call and I tried to call him back and didn't reach him.

"When I got off the phone with you my father and I were just talking for about an hour or so about Nebraska and recruiting. Then Coach Bo Pelini called and we just talked about the upcoming game and the season. Then we talked about recruiting."

Kerr was pretty primed at that point to talk about Nebraska and Nebraska recruiting after talking to the second staff member from Nebraska in the last three or four hours to then want to commit.

"I told him that I thought it was time to become a Husker. He was very happy to hear that. I called Coach Brown back immediately and he didn't answer. I spoke to him a bit later and he was just ecstatic about my decision."

The situation with Kerr has always been, for a lot of collegiate teams, the need to see him operate in a more pass-friendly environment. Kerr says that his holding pattern is over and that he is a Husker.

"I won't take any other visits no matter who offers. I am really excited about my decision and I am 100% to Nebraska."

Kerr's season hasn't given a lot of schools much to go off of anyway. Following the official visit to Nebraska, Kerr hurt his shoulder and has missed the last three games since the injury.

"I have a ruptured rotator cuff and it was partially dislocated. I have just been resting it and no surgery will be needed. I might be back this week or the latest I will be back next week."

Through just two games, Kerr has six receptions for around 125 yards and a score. Kerr says that sometime again during the season that he would like to see Nebraska again.

Arizona was the first school to offer Kerr and he was also holding an offer from San Diego State. Kerr was also receiving interest from UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State and other PAC 10 schools.

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