The ninth commit of the 2014 class came just hours after the seventh and eight ones when Washington D.C.-area athlete Demornay Pierson-El committed to Nebraska on June 15 over offers from North Carolina, Boston College and East Carolina. Pierson-El was visiting Nebraska for Big Red Weekend when he made his decision.
Pierson-El ran for 1,658 yards and 26 touchdowns last year for West Potomac, catching 10 passes for 127 yards. The athlete said Saturday night that Nebraska envisions him in the slot, much like Jamal Turner, where he can “get the ball in space on short passes and sweeps and make plays in one-on-one situations.”
After a one-on-one meeting with coach Bo Pelini to start the day, Pierson-El went on to commit to wide receivers coach Rich Fisher.
“It was just how comfortable I felt,” said Pierson-El. “By the end of the night, all my questions were answered. I feel like Nebraska can make me the best me possible. Perfect fit.”
Pierson-El, who primarily played running back during his junior season after a productive sophomore season at receiver, will also get a chance at both punt and kick returner, he said.
"I'm 100% committed to Nebraska," Pierson-El said. "Tomorrow when I get back home me and my head coach are going to sit down and I'm going to call the other (coaches who have offered a scholarship) and tell them."
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Video: Pierson-El discusses his prep development (via Washington Post):
If you still want more, check out Pierson-El's YouTube highlight video.
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