Recruiting: Nebraska Keeps WR, Purdue Gets QB

Good news for the Cornhuskers:

Nebraska scored a significant recruiting victory Monday when wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp reaffirmed his commitment to the Huskers despite being heavily courted by Notre Dame.

“GBR!” he tweeted Monday afternoon.

That said a lot. Then the receiver said more, telling recruiting websites he indeed was sticking with his commitment to Nebraska.

GBR stands for “Go Big Red.” It can also mean Great Barrier Reef or guided bone regeneration, but I’m pretty sure he meant “Go Big Red.” We’ll update this post if we hear otherwise.

Meanwhile, another quarterback committed to the Boilermakers:

After the 2010 recruiting class yielded zero quarterback signees, Danny Hope now has four in the 2012 class. Erich Berzinskas, a 6-5 signal caller from Clinton, Connecticut, has pledged to Purdue as a preferred walk-on.

Berzinskas is a post-graduate commit, but will be eligible to play next season. He played his high school ball in Connecticut, but decided to attend Milford Academy in New York for one year of prep school rather than going straight to college. Note: Milford Academy has a long history of producing college football players, including current Purdue player Ken Plue. It is common for players to attend prep schools like Milford Academy in hopes of catching the eye of a college scout. ranks Berzinskas as a two star recruit. He has not been evaluated by ESPN or He also garnered interest from Iowa, Connecticut, and Temple, although does not report offers.

So there’s that.


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