Nebraska football DL portal target appears Ole Miss bound

Nebraska football fans were hoping that the Umanmielen brothers were about to reunite. It appears that's not happening.
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It wasn't that long ago that the Nebraska football team looked like it was going to be one of the big players in the transfer portal. However, all of the sudden, there's a question as to whether or not they're going to be bringing home any transfer players.

The latest evidence that things aren't going exactly how Husker fans hoped they would is a new team trending for former Florida Gator edge rusher Princely Umanmielen. Ole Miss has stepped to the forefront for the defender, whose brother, Princewill Umanmielen just happens to play for the Huskers.

When Princely first entered the transfer portal, it felt as though he did it specifically because he wanted to come play with his brother. The two even talked on social media like a teammup was on the way. However, according to 247Sports' Matt Zenitz, if a partnership was ever in the cards, it's not the highest of possibilites at this point.

Zenitz placed a crystal ball for Princely to end up at Ole Miss on Thursday and announced his pick on X. He placed that prediction about a day after Ole Miss Insider David Johnson also put in a Crystal Ball saying that the former Florida defensive lineman was staying in the conference but jumping teams.

Nebraska footbal the odd man out for Princely Umanmielen

247Sports isn't the only recruiting site that believes the elder Umanmielen brother is going to play for the Rebels when the 2024 season kicks off. On3 also has a prediction logged saying he'll be joining Lane Kiffin's squad.

It's not entirely clear just how hard the Nebraska football coaching staff pursued the Florida edge. Matt Rhule has done a very good job of keeping his cards close to his vest. The only position the Huskers have been openly searching out have been quarterback, though it appears they won't be going the transfer portal route at that position either.

Just what Nebraska football is going to do next in the transfer portal is anyone's guess. At the moment, it looks as though they're more interested in flipping a 5-star high school quarterback recruit than anything else.