After visiting Nebraska in June with his mother, IMG Academy three-star offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic pledged the Huskers on Monday. The 2015 pledge had offers Ohio State, South Carolina, Missouri, Florida, and Arkansas among others.
“I took my visit to Nebraska in June and fell in love with the place and saw myself fitting in there very well,” said Jurkovic. “I took some other visits and compared them back to Nebraska, and I just felt that Nebraska was the best for me.
"It took some time and a visit to Ohio State. I took about a month to go over the goods and bads of both of them, but it was Nebraska..I really got the feel for the atmosphere and team when I was there."
"The campus and everything really seperated things for me when it came to them, Florida, and Ohio State.
Nebraska has said they could see the 6-foot-5, 275-pounder at all five spots, but offensive line coach John Garrison will start Jurkovic at tackle.
"I think that I am a good fit for the Nebraska offense," said Jurovic after his visit. "In talking to Coach John Garrison and Coach Barney Cotton they said that they are a physical offensive line in the spread."
"Tackle is my favorite position to play, so that really factored into my decision. Knowing how it works in college, you could obviously be moved down and play all five, but I like that they think I can play tackle."
Jurkovic could only laugh when asked about his commitment status after a conference call reporter brought up the Hunter Dale situation.
"I'm 100 percent done," said the three-star offensive lineman. "There is a big weight off my shoulders now and I can just work every day and try to make myself better."
An official visit to Lincoln is in the works.
“Nebraska got a big time player today in Mirko Jurkovic,” IMG head coach Chris Weinke said in a statement. “He is playing tackle for us, but has the ability to play all five positions on the line. He is a big athletic kid with great feet, and a nastiness about him on the field that is hard to teach.”