Nebraska’s QB commit to Oregon is a good sign for the rest of the class


Nebraskans will get a chance to see a Heisman Trophy winner in QB commit Darrin Kirkpatrick, according to Nebraska football recruiters.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Kirkpatrick has an unofficial visit scheduled for Saturday, a Nebraska coach told The Associated Press.

Kirkpatrick, a four-star recruit, visited Nebraska in January and made his decision official in February.

He visited Oregon in April and committed on March 6.

The Ducks have also held three visits with Kirkpatrick.

The Ducks, who play host to Michigan on Saturday, are one of five schools interested in Kirkpatrick as a potential signing.

The other schools are Notre Dame, Michigan, USC and UCLA.

The Nebraska coach said Kirkpatrick is a “very good kid” who has “a lot of good qualities.”

Kirkpatrick had a successful season with Nebraska in 2016, completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards and nine touchdowns.