The Huskers are on the board with their first transfer addition of the offseason. Northern Colorado offensive lineman Kevin Williams Jr. announced he is transferring to Nebraska. He made that decision public on social media.
— Kevin Jr (@KWillJr79) December 11, 2021
Williams, an Omaha native, graduated from Omaha North High School in 2017. He (6-5, 330) was a multi-year starter for Northern Colorado, starting eight games in 2018 and nine in 2019. All those starts were at guard. He started two games this season at tackle. There was no season in 2020 due to COVID-19. That position flexibility should boost Williams’ chances of helping in the 2022 season.
New offensive line coach Donovan Raiola has his first piece of the puzzle. He has a tall task in reshaping the Huskers’ offensive line. The line is in desperate need of new competition as the group tries to bounce back from a rocky 2021 season. Most believe that offensive line is the top priority for the Huskers this offseason. It is neck and neck with quarterback.
Had great Home visits today with Bowling Green and Nebraska! Thank you to Coach Hedden and Coach Ruud for stopping by! pic.twitter.com/VP4LM1kY2z
— Kevin Jr (@KWillJr79) December 9, 2021
The Huskers picked up the transfer commitment from Williams while he was on an unofficial visit to campus Saturday. A source confirmed that he will be placed on scholarship right away. Williams has two years of eligibility remaining. The lineman told Hail Varsity ahead of the trip to Lincoln that he was looking forward to meeting coach Scott Frost and Raiola.
Williams had offers from Western Kentucky and Bowling Green. He didn’t have to wait long for opportunities after entering the transfer portal. The Huskers will hope to have similar success with Williams as they did with Nouredin Nouili. He was a local product that went to Colorado State then returned home and earned a starting spot.
Look for Nebraska to have plenty of transfers coming into the program this offseason.
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.