The Nebraska football team signed four receivers in its 2019 scholarship recruiting class.
None of them remain on the team.
That’s how it stands after redshirt freshman Jamie Nance on Sunday entered his name in the transfer portal, a move confirmed by the Journal Star.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Nance never caught a pass at Nebraska and clearly was low on the depth chart coming out of spring drills. He didn’t appear in a game last season and in 2019 appeared in only one.
A native of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Nance became the second wide receiver in Nebraska’s Class of 2019 in as many days to announce his departure. Saturday, Demariyon Houston, an Oklahoma City native, entered the portal. That followed the previous departures of Darien Chase (Portland State) and Wan’Dale Robinson (Kentucky).
Rated as a four-star prospect at Blanchard High, Nance recorded 107 catches for 1,884 yards and 21 touchdowns in his prep career. In his senior season, he caught 36 passes for 523 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing for 234 yards on 30 carries.
Nance was also a standout in track and field. He won the 2018 Oklahoma Class 4A long jump title in his first year in the event, while finishing second in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Nance was regarded as one of the top 40 wide receivers in the country by Rivals and one of the top 40 athletes in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He chose Nebraska after also visiting TCU. He had scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Missouri and Notre Dame, among others.
Nebraska is now at 85 scholarship players, including five returning sixth-year seniors who do not count against the 85-man limit, by the Journal Star’s count.