Ex-Nebraska commit, MLB outfielder, about to become 28-year-old freshman

Former Nebraska football commit Monte Harrison is finally getting ready to put on the pads, a decade after he signed an LOI.
Los Angeles Angels left fielder Monte Harrison (13) scores a run
Los Angeles Angels left fielder Monte Harrison (13) scores a run / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It's true that in this era of college football, seeing players putting on the pads who are in their early 20s and moving towards their mid-20's playing the game. However, even in this particular era of college sports, that a former Nebraska football signee is going to be a 28-year-old freshman is noteworthy. Even if he won't be a freshman for the Huskers.

Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Monte Harrison has committed to play football for the Arkansas Razorbacks this upcoming season, according to Richard Davenport of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The 28-year old new arrival is slated to play wide receiver for his new school.

Back in 2014 (yes you read that right) Harrison was a 4-star prospect and the 7th best player in the state of Missouri. During his senior season at Lee's Summit, he put up eye popping numbers. 

Harrison had 60 catches for 1,007 yards and 13 touchdowsn. He also ran for 198 yards and 12 touchdowns. After he committed to the Nebraska football team, he chose the Huskers over Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri, Kansas and  yes, Arkansas.

Former Nebraska football signee finally set to put on his pads

He actually signed his letter of intent with the Cornhuskers on February 5, but then Major League Baseball came calling. He was chosen in the second round of the draft that year by the Milwaukee Brewers and decided baseball was his sport.

Harrison's baseball career didn't go all that well, as it took six years for him to make it to the majors with the Miami Marlins. He played in 32 games and hit just .270 on in his most extensive cup of coffee in the bigs.

The former Nebraska football signee most recently played in a return to the Brewers minor league AAA team in 2023. But this season he's been out of baseball. It appears that's because he's had a return to college football on his mind.