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Nebraska Outside Linebacker David Alston Enters Transfer Portal

June 11, 2021

The Huskers have a new name in the transfer portal. Outside linebacker David Alston has put his name into the portal and intends to leave the Huskers as a graduate transfer. He announced the decision on Twitter.

Alston was part of Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class. He initially committed to Mike Riley then kept his pledge when Scott Frost took over the program. Coming out of high school, Alston was the number one player in Minnesota.

The defender did not appear in any games for the Huskers during his career at Nebraska. Alston will have three years of eligibility at his next school. The linebacker is the fourth Husker to enter the portal since spring practice ended. He joins wide receivers Jamie Nance and Demarion Houston and running back Ronald Thompkins.

Alston’s departure leaves the Huskers with 79 scholarship players who count toward the 85-man limit for the upcoming year. NU can offer as many as two scholarships to incoming transfer players this summer, then reach the max by awarding scholarships to walk-ons currently on the roster.

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