Nebraska football hasn’t gotten official word on Arik Gilbert, but the NCAA’s recent decisions could be bad news for the Huskers.
The Nebraska football team and Gilbert have been waiting for months for official word on whether he’ll be eligible to play this season. As of Wednesday morning, they’re still waiting, though there some signals sent by the NCAA that an official ruling could be coming down the pike.
Unfortunately, if rulings on Tuesday are a real indication on what Arik Gilbert will learn, it’s not good news. The NCAA announced it had denied the waivers of two other college football players hoping to transfer and be immediately eligible, despite already transferring once before.
Walker is indeed someone who has transferred twice, but he also didn’t get to play at his first school, NC Central in 2020 because the COVID pandemic canceled their season. Expected to play for North Carolina this season, he was seen as someone who could be a Top 50 pick if he continued to develop as quarterback Drake May’s top target.
Now Walker will have to sit out and either take his chances without that year of development, or put his NFL career on hold.
Nebraska football transfer career could be on hold
Arik Gilbert might be facing a similar situation in the very near future.
The Nebraska football star, who by all accounts looks like he could be a secret weapon this fall, is still waiting for now. Though with those two announcements, it seems the NCAA is getting ready to clean house.
It’s possible an announcement will come later today, as a matter of fact. Even if that’s still on hold, it’s hard to imagine Gilbert getting a pass while these other two didn’t get their waivers. If the Huskers do get the bad news this week, it will be another blow in what has already seen the team suffer a couple of setbacks.