An edge rusher that the Nebraska football team lost out on when he was in highschool is about to be back on the market and could fill a need.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The Nebraska football team didn’t succeed last time when they were recruiting edge rusher Jahfari Harvey. Now that he’s about the enter the transfer portal, the Huskers should absolutely try and then try again.
Monday was a rather wild day when it came to players announcing their intent to enter the portal. Quarterbacks took center stage but they were far from the only attractive players that made it clear they would soon be free agents.
Three Miami Hurricanes were among those who are going to be looking for new homes. While Miami’s quarterback Tyler Van Dyke might be getting the most headlines, but it appears that Jahfari Harvey is going to have quite a few suitors when all is said and done.
Back in 2019, the No. 158 overall player in the country per 247Sports was heavily recruited by Scott Frost and his staff. He eventually chose the Hurricanes over Nebraska, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, UCF, and many others.
Nebraska football could pursue a proven edge rusher
While most Husker fans believe that the top target for Matt Rhule’s staff needs to be a transfer quarterback, that position is hardly going to be the only one NU is looking to bolster. While Tony White’s defense was a strength of the team, it’s a safe bet that the defensive coordinator would love to add a bit more pass-rushing talent on the edge.
Harvey started five games at Miami this past season, and played in all 12. He totaled 23 tackles, had three tackles for loss, notched one sack, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery.
While the crew that would be recruiting Harvey to the Nebraska football team would be different this time around, his familiarity with the Huskers from the 2019 cycle could come in handy.