It appears that the floodgates have officially opened for Nebraska football. The players that are entering the transfer portal are still just trickling out, but it’s likely the flood will arrive sooner or later.
On Tuesday morning, the Nebraska football team got its first two entries into the transfer portal since the Huskers’ spring game ended and the first since Alante Brown announced he was on the hunt for a new school.
Quarterback Richard Torres was officially the first player to enter the portal on Tuesday morning, thanking his friends and family for their support and people at the university for their support. A little over an hour later, wide receiver Victor Jones Jr. joined the signal caller in the portal. He specifically thanked the current coaches for allowing him the opportunity to play if he wanted to stick around but decided instead to transfer with four years of eligibility left.
It should not come as a surprise that either player has decided to look for a new school. Neither player saw the field in 2022, and for Torres especially it certainly seemed like the writing was on the wall, considering there was a definite issue with quarterback play when Casey Thompson went down with injury.
Jones Jr. was simply not a name that got mentioned all that much when talking about the wide receiver room either last year or once Matt Rhule took over. Of course, both players are young enough that it’s possible they simply weren’t ready to step on the field for Nebraska football and that they could have grown into roles in 2023 or beyond.
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Of course, it’s also worth pointing out that both the receiver room and quarterback room are plenty packed, and it makes sense those are the position groups that have already seen departures.
The transfer portal remains open until the end of this month. Even with Richard Torres and Victor Jones Jr. entering the Nebraska football team is still about a dozen over the 85 scholarship limit it needs to reach before fall camp begins.