Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Iowa accused of tampering, more

A Nebraska Cornhuskers rival might be in for a bumpy ride considering the player they just got in the portal's latest interview.
Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor (74)
Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor (74) / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has had a very good run in both recruiting and using the transfer portal of late. However, it’s hard to argue that the rival Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t have a pretty massive transfer portal win on Saturday when former Alabama offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor committed to Kirk Ferentz and his crew.

However, shortly after Proctor, a former 5-star prospect who hails from Iowa, committed to the Hawkeyes, a video started circulating the web that opponents pounced on. In the video, the big lineman was interviewed at an event at his new college.

In the interview, he mentioned that one of the big reasons he chose Iowa after leaving Alabama was because Hawkeye coaches were a shoulder to lean on when he was struggling. What some have seized on is that the coaches “hit him up” when he was playing poorly.

More than a few fans around college football believe that kind of thing amounts to tampering. And to be honest, it’s hard for the mind to not immediately go there. Especially in an era where coaches are already complaining early and often about tampering going on regularly.

All you have to do is read the comments on the video below and it’s pretty clear this is a situation that is going to have some rather loud pronouncements for a while. Whether or not anything comes of it officially, is another matter.

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