The Huskers have their 2022 quarterback.
Texas signal-caller Richard Torres announced Monday that he is joining Nebraska’s 2022 recruiting class. He made his announcement on Twitter.
— Richard Torres (@richie_2112) June 14, 2021
Torres (6-6, 210) was in Lincoln over the June 4th weekend for his official visit. It was the first official visit that he took of the summer. According to his high school coach, Ricky Lock, Torres and his family came away impressed with what they found at Nebraska.
“Man, he was impressed with Nebraska and Coach (Scott) Frost and how they conducted business,” Lock said. “It was impressive. I was glad to see it because you always wonder when they haven’t seen the place. His family too, they were really excited when they got back. So, I’m glad that went well.”
After that official visit to Nebraska, Torress went to the SMU mega camp in Dallas. Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco flew down to that camp and watched him throw.
A decision seemed likely to come quickly for the Texas native. After visiting Nebraska, he went to Kansas State this past weekend on an official visit. Those were the top two schools for Torres, who found himself on more recruiting radars this summer.
Torres threw for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. He also added 276 yards on the ground. Though he has athletic ability to run, his high school team does not use that part of his game much preferring to keep him in the pocket making throws.
The Huskers are likely done at quarterback for the 2022 recruiting cycle. There is an official visit for Hawaii native AJ Blanco on the books right now. However, Frost has never taken more than one scholarship quarterback in a class at Nebraska.
We will have more on this commitment soon at Hail Varsity.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.