Bacon crisp, eggs over-medium, and a wide receiver with four stars, please.

As Husker fans were sitting down to eat their most important meal of the day Saturday morning, Jaevon McQuitty had some news they might like to know.

The heart had spoken. Now he made it known he was becoming the second commitment in Nebraska's 2017 football recruiting class.

"I just want to thank God, my family and everyone who has been with me through this recruiting process. It's been tough but (I'm) proud to say I'm going to be a Husker," McQuitty announced via Twitter.

He thanked all the coaches who recruited him, "but this is where I feel home and where my heart is telling me to go."

In town for Nebraska's Junior Day over the weekend, McQuitty comes from an old Big Eight town — Columbia, Missouri. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he caught 53 passes for 1,037 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior at Battle High School.

He's rated a four-star prospect by Rivals, though he carries three stars on the 247Sports composite system. Rivals ranks him as the 44th overall wide receiver recruit in the nation, and the second-best overall player in Missouri.

Nebraska was the first school to offer him a scholarship, last April. But others quickly joined the party, with McQuitty also having offers from Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland and Kansas.

His commitment came three days after NU received its first pledge for 2017 from outside linebacker Willie Hampton of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Nebraska could get even more bang from this weekend's visitors before it's all said and done.

There were roughly 25 recruits on hand for Junior Day. Recruits that included five-star cornerback Darnay Holmes (Calabasas, California) and also an intriguing 2018 athlete prospect from Chicago named Houston Griffith, who now holds a Husker offer and is the son of Big Ten Network analyst Howard Griffith.

Also in Lincoln was Keyshawn Johnson Sr. and Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the wide receiver expected to announce his college choice later this month on a Bleacher Reporter video.

Johnson Sr. still cuts an imposing figure even after his NFL days. Wearing a red shirt and jacket, he chatted it up with Mike Riley in the middle of the field at the beginning of Saturday's practice. After it was over, he visited with several current Huskers, including Tommy Armstrong and Terrell Newby.

Riley was clearly feeling good about the recruiting weekend as he spoke to media.

"Huge, huge day for the Huskers today," the coach said. "Lots of visitors from all over the place. Major factors for us, I think."

Reach the writer at 402-473-7439 or bchristopherson@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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