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Nebraska Lands LSU Transfer Receiver And Returner

January 08, 2022

Nebraska bolstered its receivers room with the addition of former LSU wideout Trey Palmer via the transfer portal. He announced the decision on Instagram.

Palmer, a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Kentwood, Louisiana, is a former 4-star prospect from the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite who held offers from Alabama, Georgia and Florida, among others coming out of high school. He spent three seasons at LSU and was coached by current Nebraska receivers coach Mickey Joseph, who was hired away from the Tigers in December. The hire of Joseph seems to have paid off again for the Huskers, who also snagged the commitment from 3-star Louisiana receiver Decoldest Crawford in the early signing period in December.

Palmer caught 41 passes for 458 yards and three touchdowns in his three seasons at LSU. This past season was Palmer’s best as he caught 30 passes for 344 yards and three scores. In the season opener at UCLA, Palmer caught seven passes for 47 yards. Later in the year, against Arkansas, he had six catches for 45 yards. His last game, against Texas A&M on Nov. 27, provided the best highlight as he had a 61-yard touchdown reception in which he weaved through the Aggie defense after catching a screen pass from the slot.

Palmer was also used as a kickoff and punt returner.. As a true freshman in 2019, he returned one punt for a score. A year later, against South Carolina in 2020, he brought a kickoff back for a touchdown.

Palmer joins a Nebraska receivers room led by Omar Manning and Zavier Betts that is full of potential, but hasn’t seen the success to match it. Palmer is the second receiver that Nebraska has brought in from the portal, the first being Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda from New Mexico State. Victor Jones, a three-star recruit from Orlando, Florida, was the lone high school prospect the Huskers signed in the 2022 class.

Palmer is the ninth addition for the Huskers via the transfer portal. He joins Garcia-Castaneda, offensive linemen Kevin Williams Jr. (Northern Colorado) and Hunter Anthony (Oklahoma State), punter Brian Buschini (Montana), kickers Timmy Bleekrode (Furman) and Spencer Pankratz (Furman), defensive back Tommi Hill (Arizona State) and longsnapper Brady Weas (Georgetown).

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