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#15 De'Mornay Pierson-El
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: West Potomac

De'Mornay Pierson-El joins the Nebraska as a dynamic offensive playmaker after a standout career at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va. Pierson-El posted prolific offensive numbers for Coach Jeremiah Davis, while also excelling as a kick returner. As a senior, Pierson-El primarily played quarterback for West Potomac and was a dual-threat option. Pierson-El threw for 876 yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 1,007 yards and 20 touchdowns. The elusive Pierson-El also continued to be used in the return game. Pierson-El was a prolific runner and return man during his junior season. He rushed 181 times for 1,658 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 127 yards, and helped his team to a 6-5 record. In addition to his offensive stats, Pierson-El was a prolific return man and earned second-team Class AAA all-state honors as a kick returner from the Virginia High School Coaches Association. As a sophomore, Pierson-El focused his time at receiver and caught 49 passes for 781 yards and 15 touchdowns. His play helped West Potomac to an 8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. Pierson-El is regarded as one of the top 100 receivers in the country by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and he is ranked as one of the top 25 overall prospects in Virginia by Rivals.com. The 247 Sports composite rankings listed him among the top 70 "athlete" prospects in the nation. Pierson-El has also been a member of the varsity basketball team since his sophomore season. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Boston College, North Carolina, Marshall and Old Dominion. Pierson-El is the grandson of William and Louise Carter and he was born on Dec. 26, 1995.