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Elkhorn South Grad, Husker Walk-On Moses Bryant to Enter Portal

November 13, 2019

Moses Bryant broke records as a high school running back for Elkhorn South. He walked on at Nebraska as a defensive back hoping to make an impact. Bryant is now expected to leave the Huskers after failing to play in a single game in two years. 

A source confirmed to Hail Varsity Wednesday that Bryant, an Elkhorn, Nebraska, native, is entering the transfer portal. 

Bryant set the Nebraska 11-man high school record with 105 touchdowns at Elkhorn South and set the Class B career rushing record with 5,454 yards. He had scholarships to smaller schools elsewhere, but chose to walk-on at Nebraska. 

The coaching staff believed he was closer to making an impact at running back rather than cornerback, where he began his Husker career, and made the switch back to running back this past spring. 

Bryant’s departure doesn’t directly impact the Huskers’ ground game—which sounds harsh but he has yet to play a snap for Nebraska—but it does cost the group another option in the room. 

Nebraska currently has four running backs on campus who were offered scholarships out of high school: junior Dedrick Mills, true freshman Rahmir Johnson (whose redshirt is being guarded closely), true freshman Ronald Thompkins (who’s hurt) and sophomore Jaylin Bradley (who’s nowhere to be found). Senior Wyatt Mazour was recently put on scholarship. The only other options at this point are redshirt freshman walk-on Brody Belt and true freshman walk-on Zach Weinmaster (traveled with the team to Purdue).

He is the second player to submit his name for transfer in the last few weeks, along with redshirt freshman wideout/running back Miles Jones. 

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