Husker Wideout Jaron Woodyard Expected to Transfer
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Husker Wideout Jaron Woodyard Expected to Transfer

December 08, 2019

Jaron Woodyard is expected to transfer out of the program, a Nebraska spokesperson confirmed to Hail Varsity Sunday evening. He will be the third wideout to leave via transfer this season.

A 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver from Gaithersburg, Maryland, joined Nebraska as a junior college addition in the 2018 class—Scott Frost’s first at Nebraska—and was expected to be an instant contributor in a wide receiver room that needed to be rebuilt. 

Expectation never became reality. 

Woodyard struggled to see the field consistently in his two years in Lincoln. He appeared in eight games as a junior but only finished with one catch. As a senior this past season, he only played in three games (leaving him the ability to use the year as a redshirt) and didn’t make his debut until the Huskers’ seventh game of the year, a 13-10 win over Northwestern in which he didn’t register a catch. Woodyard will leave with just four catches to his name as a Husker. 

Miles Jones decided to enter his name into the transfer portal before the 2019 season ended. Facing a 2.5-year suspension from UNL for alleged sexual assault and harassment, Andre Hunt added his name to the portal just this past week. Both were members of that initial class in 2018 the same as Woodyard. 

As it currently stands, Nebraska is set to bring back six scholarship wideouts from the 2019 team: Spielman, Jaevon McQuitty, Wan’Dale Robinson, Darien Chase, Jamie Nance and Demariyon Houston. 

The 2020 recruiting class currently has two known commitments at wideout: Zavier Betts‍ and Will Nixon‍. The Huskers are still searching for more additions to the room. 

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