Dallas (Tx) South Oak Cliff Running Back Jordan Stevenson, who was originally a Badger LOI signee, has signed on and will become a Husker after visiting this past weekend.
Stevenson, who signed his Letter of Intent with Wisconsin back in February during National Signing Day, was released from that LOI after Wisconsin would not let him pass admissions last week.
Stevenson, who transferred to South Oak Cliff his SR year after playing for Dallas Skyline, rushed for 2511 yards his SR year, while averaging almost 10 yards a carry. He scored 31 Rushing TD's. The 2511 yards of Rushing led the Texas Division 5A standings, and was the third most Rushing yards in the entire state of Texas last season. His South Oak Cliff team finished the year with a 10-4 record.
Stevenson was initially pursued hard by many schools, but Mike Riley and staff seemed to be the one that Stevenson talked to a lot, and was the first visit for Stevenson after the Wisconsin fiasco. Oregon State, with former Wisconsin HC Gary Andersen now at the helm, was considered a favorite but seemed to fade away.
Originally, the Nebraska '15 cycle was going to only take one Running Back this class in Devine Ozigbo. While Nebraska is going to use both, the fact that Nebraska can take another RB to help out a spot that needs someone to step up is a big time win for the staff.
This turns Nebraska's 2015 class up one spot in those 247 National Rankings for '15, so it's not the biggest addition ever. However, the fact that there's a least one man on the roster who will be motivated to defeat the Badgers every season due to the circumstances will be interesting to have. As far as Big Ten rankings, the Huskers stay 4th in those rankings as well.
A great job by the staff here for the work they did. Celebrate this one, folks.
Huge news out of Texas!! Fired up to get started. The Huskers are all N in Texas #GBR— Mike Cavanaugh (@CoachCavHuskers) July 30, 2015
All N in Texas!!!!— Trent Bray (@Coach_Bray) July 30, 2015
Big news today! #GBR— Danny Langsdorf (@CoachLangsdorf) July 30, 2015