The buzziest commitment of the recruiting season thus far has come from California quarterback Johnny Stanton. Not coincidentally, Stanton also has the best chance of any current Husker commit to be upgraded by recruiting sites.
Stanton was already a rising prospect before competing at the Elite 11 quarterback camp, but after being named one of the top 11, he could move up rapidly on a lot of teams' boards even as a solid Nebraska commit. He has already turned down Wisconsin and Oregon in favor of the Huskers.
The 6'2", 220-pounder has a thick frame that allows him to gain tough yards on the ground, and he churned out 1,428 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior.
However, most of the attention has been on his improvements as a passer. Although he passed for a relatively modest 2,439 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions, he threw just one pick in his final nine games and tossed for 306 yards and four touchdowns in the season finale. His Elite 11 experiences can only have helped his cause as well.
Oh, and when people are comparing you to Heisman legend Tim Tebow, you know you are doing something right (interestingly enough, Tebow was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school).
Stanton is just a 5.7 3-star prospect according to Rivals, but if his stock continues to rise, expect an upgrade from Rivals and maybe even other services that have already tacked four stars next to his name.