A member of the 2020 recruiting class is leaving the program.
Four-star defensive back Henry Gray, one of four Florida signees from Nebraska’s last recruiting class, has put his name into the transfer portal.
“I would like to thank the University of Nebraska for everything they have done for me in the time that I was there,” he wrote on Twitter. “Due to an unanticipated family situation I have entered my name into the transfer portal.”
An early-enrollee, Gray took part in winter conditioning with the Huskers and two spring practices before the COVID-19 pandemic halted things around the country. He was expected, however, to miss the remainder of spring practices, should they have gone on, with an injury to his shoulder (head coach Scott Frost did not specify which).
Gray was a consensus 4-star recruit and was ranked among the nation’s top 250 recruits by Rivals, which also listed him among the top 25 cornerback recruits in the country. He was ranked among the nation’s top 30 safeties in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He was also selected for the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game
He wasn’t on campus very long, but Gray was seemingly one of the most excited to get to Lincoln throughout the recruiting process. He was an active peer recruiter on social media, and on the December signing day, Frost said he knew the class as well as anyone.
“He knew every kid that was committed to us and every kid that we were recruiting,” Frost said then. “Someday he's going to have a future in that when football is all over for them. I think he's going to end up being a commentator for ESPN or end up working for one of these recruiting services because he was just into it, and did a lot of help getting other kids interested in Nebraska and sealed in committing to Nebraska.”
Gray is the first 2020 recruit to leave Nebraska. It has one more scholarship it can award this offseason.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.