Ching ching. Nebraska football will be welcoming an elite receiver to its already talented corps as former Washington Husky Damore’ea Stringfellow is transferring to become a Husker.
— Mark Kraynak (@HuskerHomerMark) May 31, 2014
Rumors have been swirling for weeks about just where Stringfellow would end up from Alabama to Florida or even Lincoln, NE. Nebraska was actually a school that Stringfellow considered late into his recruiting process.
He was even seen wearing a Huskers hat at an all-star game, typically when what recruits have on their heads tells you where they’re headed. With offers from the likes of Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and many more, wide receivers coach Rich Fisher was in for a battle.
Fisher may have lost, but he won the war.
Stringfellow transferring in isn’t just a standard change of scenery. The wide receiver and Washington quarterback Cyler Miles were linked to assaults that happened after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory this year.
Not enough evidence was found to charge Miles. Stringfellow on the other hand… He plead to three gross misdemeanor charges last month in exchange for an agreement that led to five days on a work crew, a $693 fine and mandated anger-management counseling.
Stringfellow’s attorney told a King County judge on April 16 that the wide receiver had not consumed alcohol or drugs before assaulting two Seahawks fans. During the altercations, Stringfellow was “backing up his quarterback” who is a “staunch” Broncos fan, the attorney said. – Adam June, The Seattle Times
Should the NCAA not grant any special waiver for immediate eligibility, he’ll be redshirting in 2014, thus having three years to play three at Nebraska. He played in 12 games for the Huskies last season, starting the final three. He hauled in 20 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown reception in 2013.
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