Nebraska football doesn't look gifthorse in the mouth with latest CB addition

The Nebraska football team added a veteran cornerback from the transfer portal in Ceyair Wright.
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The Nebraska football team started the week looking like they might not be getting any good news on the recruiting front. And then Thursday and Friday happened. While there’s still some news to come, Friday brought a very big announcement.

The Huskers landed the commitment of a transfer defensive back who can help the team immediately. Former USC defensive back Ceyair Wright has officially pulled the trigger and is now a member of the Huskers. 

Wright took an official visit to Lincoln last week, and it was thought at some point that meant he would eventually commit to the Nebraska football team. However, things had been quiet on that front until Friday afternoon.

Nebraska football lands former Trojan defensive back out of the transfer portal

The announcement that the former USC defensive back was joining the Huskers was the continuation of good news that first starting coming in on Thursday night. That was when offensive line prospect Brian Tapu announced he’d reconsidered.

Tapu originally chose the Oregon State Beavers over NU. However, just a few days later he decommitted and and then on Thursday night, decided his heart was in Nebraska after all.

While Tapu’s commitment is a big one, Wright’s might be even more important. He comes over to the Cornhuskers in the middle of what looks like some concerns over their defensive backfield.

Wright will likely step in and fill the role fellow transfer DB Blye Hill. Hill had been mentioned as the most likely candidate to start at corner opposite Tommi Hill. However, he suffered an injury during the spring game that will keep him out of action until after the season starts.

Wright brings three years of experience playing at the Power 5 level. He record playing time in 2021, 2022 and 2023, with his most extensive action coming in 2022 when he played 623 snaps, and recorded 27 tackles.

Last year, he entered the season as a starter for the USC defense but ended up losing his job, played just 200 snaps and recorded 11 tackles.

Wright now gets a fresh start and the former trojan can join the Nebraska football secondary immediately. He’ll officially be part of the roster just about a month before they’re ready to open fall camp on July 31.