Sophomore wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey is leaving the Nebraska football program and has been granted his scholarship release multiple sources confirmed to Hail Varsity.
His departure leaves the Huskers with 10 scholarship receivers on the roster.
Lindsey was a high-profile recruiting win for Mike Riley and wide receivers coach Keith Williams in the 2017 cycle. An Ohio State commit through the 2016 season, Lindsey decommitted from the Buckeyes in mid-January 2017 and flipped to Nebraska. He also had offers from Oregon, Washington and USC among others.
The 4-star prospect impressed early during his first fall camp with the Huskers. Lindsey appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman last season, making 12 catches for 76 yards.
Nebraska's transition to Scott Frost and a new offense following the 2017 season looked like a good fit for the versatile slot receiver. Lindsey said during the spring that he had dreamed of playing for Oregon and had been recruited by the Ducks while Frost was there. He then led the Red team with four receptions in the spring game, adding a 28-yard carry.
But Lindsey's 2018 season, like the Huskers' as a whole, got off to a rocky start. He had one catch against Troy and two against Michigan for a total of 22 yards. Nebraska's top punt returner for the first three games, Lindsey totaled 1 yard on five returns, including a fumble against Michigan that led to a score and 21-0 first-quarter deficit at Ann Arbor. Sophomore wide receiver JD Spielman replaced Lindsey as punt returner against Purdue and remained No. 1 on the depth chart going into Nebraska's trip to Wisconsin.
Lindsey is the 14th player to leave Nebraska since Frost took over. Twelve elected to transfer and offensive linemen Michael Decker and Jalin Barnett opted to give up football.