The Nebraska football team has entered the next phase of its transfer portal recruiting as its top two targets will check out Lincoln in the coming days. Could commits come in their wake?
That is of course, the hope for Matt Rhule and company. What is clear is that the whatever the Husker coaches are doing in the recruitment of Kyle McCord and Julian Fleming is working so far.
Steve Sipple of On3 reported on X on Sunday afternoon that McCord’s father said the former Ohio State quarterback is visiting Lincoln sometime this week. Sipple added that Fleming is expected as well.
It’s not clear yet whether the two players will take their visit on the same day. It would certainly make sense for them to do so, since they’ve been thought of as a package deal for a little while now.
McCord has been a top target of the Nebraska football team since he first entered the transfer portal. That move was a bit of a surprise to people outside of Columbus, considering he just led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record in the regular season.
That one loss was to bitter rival Michigan, and it appears his performance in that game was enough to sour OSU fans on the starting quarterback. The recruitment of Julian Fleming came a little while after, and it soon became clear that the two players wouldn’t mind playing together at their next stops.
Nebraska football hosting two top transfer targets
Kyle McCord was once thought to be a guy who might shuffle the deck when it came to who the Cornhuskers would be able to land in the portal. The belief was that McCord wasn’t going to stay in the Big Ten and Ohio State would go after a Huskers target.
Then the Buckeye signal-caller hosted Marcus Satterfield on a visit to Columbus. Now he’s returning the favor, along with Fleming.
The hope from Nebraska football faithful is that the Huskers’ two biggest offseason needs will be addressed with commitments soon after.