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Nebraska Recruiting: Keeping Up With the Transfer Market

January 14, 2019

Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

Now that the college football season is officially over, it seems like a daily occurrence that a new player has entered the transfer portal at a school around the country. A lot of attention has been paid to the quarterbacks that are deciding to test the waters. Austin Kendall at Oklahoma, Jalen Hurts at Alabama and Tate Martell at Ohio State are just a few of the national names that are taking visits to other schools. 

So far, Nebraska has not been affected by the rush to enter the transfer portal just yet. Right now, we know that quarterback Andrew Bunch and kicker Cole Frahm have been added to the portal. Even in the case of Bunch, we know that the door is still open for his return based on comments coach Scott Frost has made. 

“I really like the kid, and I want what’s best for him,” Frost said. “I think after talking to him he just wants to explore his options and see if there’s a place out there where he can get out on the field and play or have a better chance to get on the field and play. If he doesn’t find that then we’ll welcome him back here with open arms. He’s been a great teammate and a great part of our team.

“I want what’s best for him no matter what he decides.”

All of what we’ve seen so far is exactly why the feeling has been that Nebraska would leave a couple of spots open just in case the right fit comes available on the transfer market. The staff at Memorial Stadium saw this coming. 

This could change and Nebraska could see a run of players looking to explore their options but it seems like the Huskers will continue to look at adding players versus wondering who is leaving. Wide receiver, offensive line, pass rusher and cornerback are the main positions the Huskers could explore if the potential fit makes sense with a player looking for a new home. 

Recruit Watch

>> You can add another name to the growing list of prospects coming to Lincoln for Junior Day in February. Kevon Billingsley, a 4-star defensive end from Missouri, will be making the trip.

>> Mississippi State defensive back commit DJ James made his trip to Lincoln this weekend for an official visit. He shared a couple of photos from the trip.

>> Marcus Rosemy, 2020 high 4-star wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, picked up an offer from the Huskers.

>> Charles Njoku, the 2019 receiver, posted a few pictures from his official visit as well.


>> Speaking of that Junior Day that Nebraska is hosting in February, we have a premium article with all the names we have confirmed so far. It’s going to be a huge event. 

>> If you read the quotes in this story from a recent Adrian Martinez interview, you’ll know there is no such thing as optional for Nebraska this offseason.

>> Hail Varsity caught up with pass rusher Soni Fonua after his official visit to Lincoln this weekend where he came away impressed. (Premium)

>> Rex Burkhead scored his first career postseason touchdown on Sunday.

>> Jacob Padilla has your preview as Nebraska hits the road to Indiana.

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