Nebraska football fighting off P5 programs for transfer linebacker

If the Nebraska football team is able to win the battle for Xe’ree Alexander, they're going to beat out some big programs.
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The Nebraska football team might not have had much success in the transfer portal yet, but that doesn’t mean Matt Rhule is giving up just yet. In fact, the Huskers recently entered the fray for a transfer portal linebacker that’s already gotten a ton of Power 5 programs’ attention. 

Xe’ree Alexander was one of the best, if not the best, defenders on the Idaho Vandals during the 2023 season. He’s also probably one of the best defenders in the FCS level. And now the Cornhuskers are coming courting. So has Washington State, Cal, Oregon State, Montana State, Kansas, UConn, Minnesota, UCF, Louisiana Tech, and Washington.

Of course, Power 5 offers haven’t been that fleeting for Alexander. He was a 3-star prospect out of high school who had schools like Arizona and Arizona State on his tail. He chose Idaho in part because he knew he’d have a very good chance at starting right away. That decision paid off.

As a true freshman, Alexander finished the season with 74 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, a pass defensed, and a fumble recovery. Those kinds of numbers definitely caught the eye of some fo the best programs in the country. 

They also earned him first-team freshman All-America honors last season from Phil Steele. Those are all contributing factors why a Nebraska football team that is shy on roster space gave the defender an offer.

Nebraska football looking to fight off power competition

The Huskers definitely have a need at linebacker. If there is another player to add to the roster, Rhule and company are likely desperate to add bodies there. 

Nebraska has lost veterans Luke Reimer and Nick Henrich from the 2023 campaign.They also lost Eric Fields, who might have earned quite a bit more playing time if he’d stuck around.

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Nebraska football has already landed one FCS transfer in defensive back Blye Hill. Now they’re trying to plumb the lower level for some more help.