Nebraska football added a big commit on Monday, landing a verbal pledge from 2019 Valor Christian (Colo.) quarterback Luke McCaffrey. 

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound McCaffrey is a four-star athlete with an overall rating of 0.9061 according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. McCaffrey chose the Huskers over offers from Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio State and others. 

McCaffrey committed to Nebraska over the weekend, and announced his decision publicly on Monday. 

“I love what is going on there,” McCaffrey told Husker247. “It was definitely the right system. And the culture that the coaches are trying to create really appeals to me. And overall, it was the best fit all around.” 

The pledge gives the Huskers a quarterback for the 2019 class who can develop in Scott Frost’s spread offense. Nebraska offered McCaffrey in early March and an unofficial visit for a Nebraska spring practice quickly followed. Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco was out to see McCaffrey in early May. 

“I feel great (about the coaches),” McCaffrey said. “That was a big reason for this decision. I love the way that Coach Verduzco looks at the quarterback position and he will help me grow as a player greatly.”

McCaffrey has yet to be the starting quarterback at Valor during his career. He played cornerback and wide receiver early in his career, and was beaten out by Blake Stenstrom, a Colorado recruit, for the starting quarterback job last season. As a junior, McCaffrey completed 54-of-71 passes for 878 yards six touchdowns and three interceptions. He also added 548 yards rushing and nine touchdowns, while catching 19 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. 

After the May visit from Verduzco, McCaffrey said he felt like he would be a good fit in Scott Frost’s offense at Nebraska. At the Nike Regional Opening in Dallas in May, McCaffrey ran a 4.64 in the 40-yard dash, and recorded a 31-inch vertical jump. 

“The offense does a great job utilizing the pass and the run with the quarterback specifically,” he said. “It really gives the quarterback the ability to read the field and make decisions. That’s where I thrive, being able to use my mind, my feet and arm as a weapon.”

McCaffrey is just the latest in his family to play FBS football. His father Ed, who is now the head coach at Valor Christian, played at Stanford and won Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos. His brother Christian played at Stanford and now is in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, as his older brother Max who played at Duke and ended up with the San Francisco 49ers. His brother Dylan is a quarterback at Michigan. 

The youngest McCaffrey said he felt for awhile that Nebraska was the right fit. 

“I knew that Nebraska was the school I wanted for a little bit, but I wanted to make sure and have no regrets, which led me to visit a few other schools and to really look deep into where I wanted to go and Nebraska simply felt right through the whole time,” he said. 

McCaffrey is the seventh commitment in Nebraska’s 2019 football recruiting class, joining running back Rahmir Johnson, outside linebacker Garrett Nelson, junior college lineman Desmond Bland, athlete Garrett Snodgrass, running back Thomas Grayson and defensive lineman Ethan Piper. 

“The attitude and the environment that this staff is creating is a great place for a player to grow and for a team to grow,” McCaffrey said. “They are working hard to make the players the best that they can be in every area of football, and every area of life.”