Despite the fact that once a player enters the portal he can withdraw his name and stay with his current school at any time, it simply doesn't happen all that often. However, the Nebraska football program was indeed the beneficiaries of that particular decision this week.
Punter Jacob Hohl reportedly pulled his name out of the portal on Friday, meaning that he'll stick with the Nebraska football program. Perhaps most importantly for him, he won't have to go looking for a new place to go to school and can finish out his education in his home state school.
The punter transferred to the Huskers before the 2022 season but hasn't seen the field since coming to Nebraska. He was stuck behind starting punter Brian Buschini, who started every game for the Cornhuskers in the 2022 and 2023 season.
Hohl likely went looking for a new school since Buschini will be returning for his final Nebraska football season in 2024.
Hohl played his high school ball at Lincoln Southwest High School and then went to Nebraska Wesleyan for his first two college years.
Nebraska football punter withdraws his name from the transfer portal
In 2021, Hohl averaged 40 yards per punt on his 56 attempts and was a first-team all-conference selection with the Prairie Wolves. He had eight 50-yard punts and placed 18 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Due to the pandemic, Hohl's first season was postponed from the fall of 2020 until the spring of 2021. Nebraska Wesleyan played in only one game and punted eight times for 329 yards (41.1 average) in that contest, with two 50-yard punts and one downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Even though he hasn't gotten himself on the field, he's earned several distinctions with the Nebraska football program including Academic All-Big Ten in 2023, Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2022; Spring 2022, 2023), the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2023) and he made the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2023.