One of the top five prospects out of the state of Nebraska is staying home.
The Huskers received a verbal commitment from three-star dual-threat quarterback Heinrich Haarberg on Saturday, giving the team its first quarterback commit of the 2021 recruiting cycle. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound gunslinger is a native of Kearney.
“I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, but the people are what makes it home,” Haarberg wrote on Twitter while making his announcement. “For the next 5 years, the University of Nebraska is where I’ll be calling home! COMMITTED!”
I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, but the people are what makes it home. For the next 5 years The University of Nebraska is where I’ll be calling home! COMMITTED! #GBR #Speedcity @KCStarsFootball @jenkins_elite @coach_frost @Coach_Verdu @SeanDillonNU pic.twitter.com/NOyfpBhwvs
— Heinrich Haarberg (@HKHaarberg10) May 9, 2020
Haarberg ranks as the No. 4 player out of Nebraska and the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 cycle. He picked the Huskers over offers from Boston College, NC State, Vanderbilt and several Group of Five programs.
Haarberg had a big season at Kearney Catholic High School in 2019, completing 109-of-186 pass attempts and throwing for 1,869 yards and 23 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He also rushed for 458 yards and four touchdowns on 83 attempts.
Nebraska is now up to seven commits in its 2021 recruiting class, ranking 35th nationally and 11th in the B1G.
You can view highlights of Haarberg’s junior season here.