Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Florida transfers all over, official visit limits, more

Nebraska head coach John Cook reacts during the fifth set of an NCAA women's volleyball game,
Nebraska head coach John Cook reacts during the fifth set of an NCAA women's volleyball game, /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team isn’t the only team in the athletic department that is busy pilfering talent from the Florida Gators. It turns out John Cook is able to go to the Sunshine State and grab himself some players as well.

Opposite/outside hitter Merritt Beason announced she committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team on Friday afternoon. It was a bit of an early Christmas present for John Cook and company.

Thanks to the Huskers being as good as they are in the sport, they tend to attract some of the best players in the country. That’s why Beason, who was a team captain as a sophomore, is calling Lincoln home these days.

The 6-foot-3 star player recently led the Gators to a co-championship of the SEC and put up stats that raise eyebrows around Nebraska Cornhuskers faithful. Beason finished last season with 3.35 kills per set on a .261 clip. As the Huskers try and reload after a Sweet 16 season that Cook still feels was a bit disappointing, this kind of transfer talent will certainly help.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers News

  • Nebraska football recruiting has been on quite the hot streak of late. That’s even though Matt Rhule and his staff have still been in Lincoln for less than a month. On Friday, the group got some good news as it was announced that the NCAA is raising the number of official visits that can be hosted by schools from 56 to 70. That’s good news for the Huskers since they were about to hit that limit and the reset period isn’t until March 31, 2023.
  • New Huskers offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield wants to make sure that people understand his offense isn’t going to limit talented players to one position or another. If someone like Malachi Coleman can best be used at WR, he’ll play there most. However, there’s nothing to stop him from lining up at TE from time to time.
  • Speaking of Coleman, he committed and signed with the Nebraska Cornhuskers despite looking at other schools like Colorado. Earlier this week, he tweeted out exactly why he made the decision.

Other College Sports News

  • Big Ten basketball is wrapping up its non-conference schedule before Christmas, and on Friday, both Rutgers and Indiana notched wins in buy-games. The Hoosiers improved to 10-3 on the year with a 69-55 win over Kenesaw State, while the Scarlet Knights (8-4) posted a 35-point win over Bucknell.
  • The Illinois football team had a resurgent season, and quite a bit of its success was due to running back Chase Brown. He rushed for over 1,600 yards this season and is now taking his talents to the NFL and will skip the Illini’s bowl game on January 2.