There has been a lot of talk among Husker fans lately about who will be the quarterback of the '10 recruiting class for Nebraska. But today the speculation can be put to rest, as that spot has now been filled. Find out the latest in this update with the future signal caller for the Huskers.
After making another visit back to see the Big Red this week, Ballwin (MO.) quarterback Tyler Gabbert decided to end his recruitment. It wasn't that he was tired of the process, or anything of that nature, he just finally came to realize where he belonged.
"Yeah, I committed to Nebraska last night. I think it was probably around 9 last night.
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"I had just been hanging out with the players and coaches the last few days. I hung out with Zac Lee, Michael McNeill and a lot of other guys. I had a lot of time to sit and talk to the coaches. I had good conversations with coach Osborne, Coach Pelini and of course coach Watson, really the whole staff.
"I also took the big tour, the dorms and all of the facilities and the academic center. We did the whole run through. I also got to talk things over with my parents, and then I decided to make the call last night.
"It's just too good of an opportunity to pass up, and now I'm really pumped about it. I had been thinking of it for awhile. I just didn't want to keep dragging this thing on, especially if I already know where I want to go. So it just hit me, it's time to commit."
You've been pretty vocal about helping the recruiting effort of the program you chose. Is that something you look forward to doing?
"I talked to coach Pelini about that last night, I told him to give me the names of guys you want me to talk to. I plan to start some relationships with some of these different guys around the country and we'll see what happens. I think as the quarterback of this class I need to help bring some guys in."
And because of what happened with his older brother Blaine, some fans may still remain leery about his commitment. Tyler is fully aware of that, but he says Nebraska fans have nothing to worry about.
"I'm 100% committed. I've known where I wanted to go, and I'm just happy to have made the decision. I know it's important for the quarterback to stay 100% committed. What happened with my brother was unfortunate, but that doesn't have anything to do with me.
"I'm in all the way, and I'm going to stay committed and get this recruiting class going. There will be no other officials. I'm just looking forward to getting things going, it's all about Nebraska now."