If you're a Nebraska fan going around the interwebs this morning, you saw something interesting in your timeline on twitter...
The Washington Huskies released Demore'ea Stringfellow from his scholarship today, making it the case that he will be transferring to Nebraska.
First, the details about Stringfellow. The 6' 3" WR from Moreno Valley, California was ranked 4 stars coming out of High School. He did visit Nebraska, but stayed on the west coast in Washington, turning down Big Red as well as USC, UCLA and both Arizona and Arizona State.
He only played one season for Washington, but showed promise through the year. He finished the season with 20 catches for 259 yards and 1 Touchdown. Stringfellow's breakout game was in a loss vs. UCLA where he had 8 catches for 147 yards and his lone TD of the year.
But with the good comes the bad, and the reason he's leaving Washington is because he pleaded guilty to 2 counts of fourth degree assault after tossing with Seattle Seahawks fans after their Super Bowl victory in February. Unlike Alex Lewis' case, Stringfellow was sentenced to work crew duty, fined just short of $700 and ordered into anger management classes. New Husky HC Chris Peterson was the one who announced Stringfellow wouldn't return to the Washington program.
With a redshirt year to fulfill transfer requirements, he would have 3 years of eligibility left, however could leave after only one season due to it being his 3rd year out of HS.
The thought is one to make you wonder if this works out well. Nebraska loses three Senior Wide Receivers from scholarship after this season (Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner, and Tyler Evans), and with the possibility of Monte Harrison not even stepping on campus, Stringfellow would be a tandem along with Jordan Westerkamp and Sam Burtch to start off his Husker career.
The only issue here that could derail it is a numbers crunch. Nebraska isn't doing well with sizes of classes they will have the next couple of seasons, and it could be an issue where there's not a scholarship for Stringfellow. However, unless Nebraska recruits someone better (which they possibly won't), a spot should be there.
Could it happen? Well, Jeff Mason says it pretty well here...
Nebraska was the only school Stringfellow visited east of the Rockies during his recruitment, and it's been shown that WR coach Rich Fisher does build pretty good relationships with guys that he's on the trail on.
This is something to definitely watch in the next few days.