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Nebraska football ‘in good spot’ with transfer portal wideout



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Regardless of who Nebraska football adds at quarterback, the Huskers need help at wide receiver and are in good shape for a transfer.

It seems like every Nebraska football fan is following the pursuit of a transfer portal quarterback and with good reason — it’s incredibly important going into next season.

A quality quarterback could mean an 8-9 win season for the Huskers. The status quo could mean another struggle for bowl eligibility.

That’s what could be at stake over the next month.

Nebraska football has been active in the portal, but it seems like Kyle McCord is probably the most realistic target. The former Ohio State starter entered the portal on Monday and was offered by the Huskers this week.

Another former Ohio State Buckeye has entered the transfer portal too — Julian Fleming — a former pass catcher of McCord’s. I wrote the other day that adding both would be a dream scenario for Nebraska.

Yet, it sounds like it could happen according to a report from Mike Schaefer of Huskers 247.

Huskers are in good shape with former 5-star wideout

Schaefer reported that Nebraska is in a “good spot” to land Fleming, a former five-star wideout who caught 26 passes for 270 yards last season. In 2022, Fleming had 34 receptions for 533 yards and six touchdowns.

In terms of pure talent, he’s as good as anyone on the Nebraska roster, which already features top-100 recruit Malachi Coleman, as well as Jaylen Lloyd, who joined Marvin Harrison Jr. as the only Big Ten player with three touchdown receptions for 50 yards or more last season.

Add Fleming to that group, plus Dae’Vonn Hall, Isaiah McMorris, and Carter Nelson, as well as returning tight end Thomas Fidone and McCord or any transfer quarterback, would have a nice group of pass catchers.

You also wonder if Nebraska being in good shape for Fleming means they are in good shape for McCord. Like I said, it would be a dream scenario and you should keep your fingers crossed.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska