Nebraska football linebacker a late entry into the transfer portal

Nebraska football fans might have thought the Huskers were done losing players to the portal, but Randolph Kpai departed on Sunday.

Washington linebacker Randolph Kpai stands on the field between plays on Friday, October 30, in the
Washington linebacker Randolph Kpai stands on the field between plays on Friday, October 30, in the / Erin Bormett / Argus Leader via Imagn
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The Nebraska football team has been relatively lucky when it comes to players entering the transfer portal. While the Huskers have lost two quarterbacks, the rest of the roster has been very lightly touched. The loss of Kpai marks just the 10th player to leave.

The transfer portal of course, is still open and the Nebraska football team just saw one of its linebackers in Randolph Kpai enter it, weeks after Chubba Purdy was the most notable name to depart the Cornhuskers.

Kpai was a highly touted prospect when he came to Lincoln back in 2021. He was a 4-star linebacker and the top prospect in his class from South Dakota. It wasn't just the Nebraska football team that thought he was talented either.

When he committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers he chose them over offers from Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota and several other Power 5 programs. For whatever reason however, Kpai never clicked with the defensive schemes of either Erik Chinander or Tony White.

Despite being as highly touted as he was when he arrived, Kpai has not gotten into a game during any of his three seasons. It appears that he has decided it's time for him to try his hand in greener pastures.

Nebraska football sees LB enter the transfer portal

With just 10 players to have entered the transfer portal, it appears that Kpai could be both the latest and the last to decide to depart Nebraska football. January 2 is the last day in which players are able to announce they are leaving their current school.

Once they are in the portal, players can announce that they've committed any time, though they're not able to sign wiht their new school until the second National Signing Day on February 7.

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It will certainly be interesting to see where Kpai lands after spending three years at Nebraska football without getting on the field.