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Nebraska Football: Reacting to transfer of QB Richard Torres



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We have been waiting for Nebraska football to suffer some attrition at quarterback and it happened on Tuesday.

The Nebraska football team has work to do to get down the 85-man scholarship limit, but we know one player that won’t count against that limit for the Huskers in 2023.

That’s Richard Torres. A former three-star quarterback from the state of Texas signed with Nebraska football as part of the 2022 class. He didn’t see any playing time last season and was clearly near the bottom of the quarterback depth chart.

Matt Rhule said he was meeting with players this week to let them know where they stand. It’s likely that Torres didn’t like his standing on the depth chart as he made the decision to enter the transfer portal according to his post on Twitter Tuesday.

Torres was ranked No. 966 overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. In terms of quarterbacks, the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder ranked 61st.

The Texas quarterback was always going to be a developmental prospect. He’s a talented athlete and has a strong arm. You even saw that on Saturday. The talent is there but it’s going to take some time to get it out.

Couple that with the fact that there is a new head coach, who didn’t recruit Torres, it all makes sense. Rhule and the staff have been targeting one of the top quarterbacks in the 2024 class in Dylan Raiola and even if he commits to Georgia as expected, they will explore others or look to 2025.

Long term, it was hard to envision Torres ever being the starting quarterback for Nebraska football, so it seems like a decision that will be beneficial for both sides. The Huskers get a scholarship opened up, while Torres gets the chance to show what he can do somewhere else, with a clearer path to playing time.

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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