The beginning of the Early Signing Period was a big day for all college football teams that looked to sign impact players early, including some players that could start immediately. Among one of the teams that had one of the biggest pressures during this recruiting season is Nebraska.

On Wednesday, 3-star quarterback Richard Torres signed with Nebraska, who looks to compete for playing time immediately after Adrian Martinez transferred shortly after this season. Torres is rated as a 3-star recruit and the No. 58 ranked quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite.

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost discussed the signing of Torres during an interview on BTN. During that interview, Frost compared Torres to former Oregon star and NFL QB Justin Herbert:

“We’re very cautious about QBs and I always have been about guys we bring in,” said Frost. “Rich is a guy that I think didn’t get recruited as much as he deserved to.

“When you put his highlight tape on and watch the arm talent, it’s special. He’s a guy we’re probably going to be putting it up in the air a bit more and we need guys to do that. We’re really excited about his potential. Some of the things that he did throwing the football remind me of when I recruited Justin Herbert to Oregon and I think they have similar arms.”

Frost was the former wide receiver coach at Oregon from 2009 to 2012, before becoming the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2013 to 2015. He was the main recruiter for quarterback Justin Herbert to come to Oregon.

Herbert, a 3-star recruit coming out of high school, was a star for the Ducks before becoming a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Now, he’s one of the top young QBs in the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers.