Nebraska Football: Former Husker receiver officially finds new home

Wide receiver Alante Brown #4 of the Nebraska football team warms up (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Alante Brown #4 of the Nebraska football team warms up (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

Former Nebraska football player Alante Brown has officially found where he’ll be playing in 2023, and it turns out he’s now a rival of the Huskers.

The Scott Frost era of Nebraska football had plenty of enigmas when it came to why a player didn’t produce at the level expected of him. It’s not a stretch to say that Alante Brown was one of the biggest enigmas to come to Lincoln in that time period.

Now, the Alante Brown era of Nebraska football is finally and officially over. The wide receiver, who certainly had the size and skill profile that screamed “massive weapon,” announced he had chosen his new school. It turns out that he’ll be able to aim for a measure of revenge against his old teammates, as he’s chosen Michigan State.

Brown entered the transfer portal earlier this spring but took his time deciding where he’d play in 2023. The former Nebraska football wide receiver was open and honest about the schools showing interest.

He even took a few official visits to some other Huskers rivals. Those rivals include the Colorado Buffaloes, which would have allowed Brown to face off against the Cornhuskers a bit earlier in the season. Instead, the “revenge game” will take place in November.

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Of course, in order to call the matchup a revenge game, Alante Brown would need to get revenge for something. It seems it’s far more likely this will just be an exciting matchup between Michigan State, the Matt Rhule-led Huskers, and one of their former teammates.

It’s unfortunate Brown couldn’t find a way to stay and flourish under Rhule. While he only had 22 catches in his three seasons in Lincoln, his best year of college ball so far was in 2022, when he hauled down 16 receptions for 191 yards.

Here’s hoping he doesn’t become an effective weapon against Nebraska football in 2023.