Nebraska football could have another transfer portal target on campus, plus more Cornhuskers news.
There is still work to be done on the 2024 roster for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as Matt Rhule and the Nebraska football coaching staff continue to work the transfer portal for talent.
The latest target that’s emerged is former Idaho linebacker Xe’Ree Alexander. Like Blye Hill, a recent transfer cornerback commitment for Nebraska football, Alexander played just one season in the FCS for Idaho before entering the transfer portal.
It was a solid first season though and was named a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele. Alexander had 74 total tackles last season and 29 solo stops. He also forced two fumbles and broke up another pass. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds Alexander would help fill the void left at linebacker by the departures of Luke Reimer and Nick Henrich.
Idaho linebacker Xe'ree Alexander remains on Nebraska's radar for a January visit as the #Huskers look to finalize things for next weekend.
— HuskerOnline (@HuskerOnline) December 29, 2023
According to Sean Callahan of Husker Online, Alexander is expected to visit Nebraska in Early January. There are a bunch of contenders including Washington, the top program in Alexander’s home state. His brother currently plays for Montana State, but if Alexander visits next week, that will be a very good sign for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Nebraska Cornhuskers hosting South Carolina State in men’s basketball
Also on tap Friday is the final non-conference basketball game of the season for Nebraska basketball. The Huskers are 10-2 and will host 4-10 South Carolina State at 6:30 PM CST on Big Ten Plus. Nebraska is a 24.5-point favorite — even without starting center Rienk Mast — but South Carolina State has just one player who averages in double figures.
South Carolina State ranks No. 335 in the Kenpom rankings. They are ranked 339th in adjusted defense and No. 311 in adjusted offense. So even without Mast, this shouldn’t be a problem for the Huskers. Juwan Gary, Keisei Tominaga, and C.J. Wilcher have all been outstanding lately. Josiah Allick should also step in for Mast without much issue, at least on Friday.
Nebraska will get back into Big Ten play on Wednesday at home against Indiana. In terms of NCAA tournament projections, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Nebraska basketball among the last four out right now.
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