Stevenson commits to Nebraska
Nebraska added a huge commitment for its 2015 class by landing four-star running back Jordan Stevenson of South Oak Cliff (Texas) on Thursday.
Stevenson, who is ranked the No. 27 running back in his class and the No. 34 player in the state of Texas, made the announcement on his Twitter account.
A former Wisconsin commit, Stevenson was denied admission by UW and reopened his recruitment earlier this week. He officially visited Nebraska and Miami and was potentially going to visit Alabama as well before making his decision.
I'm officially a Nebraksa corn Husker Go #GBR🔴⚪️ I will touchdown tomorrow #HuskerNation stay tune lets ride BIG RED truly blessed🏈🔴⚪️- Jordanstevenson (@Jordanstevie2) July 30, 2015
Jordan Stevenson is a Husker. The 5-foot-9 and 188-pound running back with 4.4/40 speed from Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff had been considering both Nebraska and Miami. The decision was supposed to come by week's end, but Stevenson announced his commitment via his Twitter account Thursday afternoon that he was a Husker.
"Basically it came down to the education and the athletics and where I can be successful with both," Stevenson said. "I didn't really consider the offense or how I will be used in the offense. I feel like I can be successful in any offense and really I just wanted to focus on the academics and overall success."
There were some members of the new coaching staff under Mike Riley at Nebraska who Stevenson was familiar with. Both coaches Brian Stewart and Trent Bray had recruited Stevenson before coming to Nebraska to work with Riley. Stevenson admits that it helped he had some familiar people who he had a comfort level with reaching back out to him and wanting to help him.
"That helped. When I needed a shoulder to lean on because I was going through a tough situation the Nebraska staff reached out to me. They wanted to let me know that I had a place where I can go and have success and that was a good fit. That really helped to know some coaches from earlier in the process."
There is little time for Stevenson to enjoy the commitment because he is set to be in Lincoln, Nebraska Friday.
Stevenson said that he's not excited about just one thing or a couple of things when it comes to beginning his career as a Husker. Ultimately he knows that this is the start to him securing his future and having success.
"I actually leave for Nebraska tomorrow," Stevenson said. "I am excited about getting to work and doing what's best for me in the classroom and on the football field."