Huskers land QB Terry Wilson
Recruiting classes are often times built around a quarterback and after tonight Nebraska will be able to keep building its 2016 class around Terry Wilson.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback landed an offer from the Huskers a little over two weeks ago after offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf stopped by Del City High School in Oklahoma to watch him throw. Wilson had stayed in constant contact with NU head coach Mike Riley and Langsdorf since the offer came and tonight he decided he wanted to go ahead and become a Husker.
Wilson said he has liked Nebraska since visiting last summer, but Riley's reputation is what really helped put them over the edge.
"I called my coach and we were just talking about (recruiting) because we speak daily about the situation and he told me how great of a person Coach Riley is and I trust my coach 100 percent," Wilson said. "I talked it over with my mom and she was down with it 100 percent so I called Coach Riley and I told him I wanted to be a Husker.
"Coach Riley told me: 'That Nebraska just got better!' He was real excited about it and just real happy. I'm going to talk with Coach Riley tomorrow about it some more and he'll talk to my coach some more too."
Wilson added that he likes knowing Riley will push him to be better on and off of the field.
"You know, Coach Riley is a great guy and he's going to push me and lead me to being a better person after I graduate," Wilson said. "He'll just help me to have a great life after football. He's great at doing that and that's what I've been hearing about. He just pushes people and he's truthful and that's what I like about him."
Wilson's stock had been soaring as of late and more teams are sure to extend offers his way, but Wilson said he knows how he'll handle that when it happens.
"I think that will be a 'thanks, but no thanks' type of deal," Wilson said if new teams offer and try to enter the picture with him. "My eyes are directly on Nebraska and that's how it's going to stay."
Nebraska not only landed a talented quarterback that can make plays with his arm and his legs, but Wilson said they also just got themselves another recruiter.
"I think me committing to Nebraska can help out with the whole 2016 class," Wilson said. "I think it's going to help out big-time and not just with receivers, but with the o-line, the whole offensive scheme of players and everything. I'm ready to do some recruiting and see what I can do with who is out there."
Wilson had been planning to visit Nebraska on June 13, but he'll be taking the ACT that weekend. He said he now plans to head up to Lincoln after the state track meet at the end of the month.
"To be honest with you, I have a state track meet on the 29th so I'm going to make it out there on the May 30 weekend," Wilson said. "I'm going to go up there with my mom and my close friend Walter. I'm going to go up there and just see what it's about again."
Wilson becomes the fifth commit in Nebraska's 2016 recruiting class. He picked the Huskers over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Memphis, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, and UNLV.
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