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Nebraska Football: RB Maurice Washington Eligible for Fall

The Army All-American phenom, long-thought to be an academic redshirt at best, can play in 2018

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Incredible news out of Lincoln this afternoon!

Incoming RB Maurice Washington has been declared IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE to play this fall at Nebraska.

Long-thought to be a qualifying risk due to an untraditional academic background, Washington was able to clear all of the hurdles and will attend Nebraska as a full academic qualifier on scholarship. One would expect him to arrive in time to take a spot on the 110-man roster for fall camp.

Washington will join a newly renovated running back room, with Greg Bell, Tre Bryant, Miles Jones, Jaylin Bradley, Devine Ozigbo, and Mikale Wilbon. Scott Frost will have plenty of options for running the ball this fall. Amazing work by Ryan Held, having brought in half of that room.

Welcome to Nebraska, Maurice! Congratulations, and Go Big Red!


In the original post, I failed to credit the original source, Sean Callahan of Husker Online.

Fantastic scoop.