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Praising Nebraska's recruiting style, quarterback Haarberg picks Huskers over Boston College

They let him have his space during the recruiting process.

Praising Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco's even-keeled recruiting approach, Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg announced Saturday his verbal commitment to join the Huskers' scholarship recruiting class of 2021.

He's set to become the first in-state player to sign with Nebraska as a quarterback since Mike McLaughlin of Millard North in 2001.

"Coach Frost and coach Verduzco were always texting or calling," Haarberg told the Journal Star. "But they kind of let me have my space. If I was going to commit, they wanted me to be all-in.