TJ Lateef, a four-star quarterback, is on his way to a Big Ten program.

Four-star Quarterback TJ Lateef Headed to Big Ten Program –

Four-star quarterback TJ Lateef committed to Nebraska on Mother’s Day.

TJ Lateef has had opportunities to transfer to some of the higher-profile high schools in Southern California, but he decided to stay at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran and build that program into a legitimate power from day one.

Now, the four-star passer, who is originally from Georgia, has pledged to Nebraska. The Cornhuskers beat out USC, Oregon, and Maryland, among others, for his commitment.

“I just felt good there,” Lateef said. “I enjoyed the campus, the coaching staff, and the atmosphere. I didn’t get to visit as much as I wanted to because things are just getting back to normal, but I feel like it’s a great fit.”

Lateef is ranked as the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the 2025 class and one of the top players in the state of California.

A corn-fed QB from Nebraska will have to make the move to Southern California, but he’s confident he can be successful in a high-flying offense under the direction of current Huskers coach Scott Frost.

The relationship with Frost and Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick was a big reason Lateef felt comfortable pledging to the Huskers.

“Coach Frost is a great coach. I know he has a vision for me and the offense,” Lateef said. “And Coach Lubick is an offensive guru. The two of them working together was a huge reason why I felt like Nebraska was the place to be.”

Nebraska now has three commitments in the 2025 class and two from California. The Huskers usually recruit well in California, but this year their focus has been on Texas, Georgia, and talent closer to home in the Midwest.

Coach Frost is the type of quarterback who can make every throw on the field and has a good feel for when to run and when to stay in the pocket. His leadership qualities are also off the charts.

If the four-star can develop with the Huskers in the next few years – assuming he doesn’t go pro early – then Nebraska will have a chance to make some noise in the Big Ten.

Lateef has all the tools to be successful in college, and it was not a surprise that he was heavily pursued by so many schools. He has a great arm, excellent touch on his deep passes, and can make all the throws from multiple platforms.

It was easy to see why Nebraska and other programs wanted him so badly, but in the end, it was the Cornhuskers who landed the talented signal-caller.

The commitment from Lateef is a big one for the Nebraska program heading into the summer. The Huskers need to start building momentum on the recruiting trail, and this is a great start.

With Lateef in the fold, Nebraska now has a signal-caller in the 2025 class to build around. This is a great get for the Huskers as they look to continue their success on the field.

Stay tuned for more updates on TJ Lateef and his journey to Nebraska as a four-star quarterback committed to the Big Ten program.