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Report: JD Spielman Transferring to TCU

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The former Husker is now a Horned Frog

Jon Johnston

Jeremy Clark of 247’s Horned Frog Blitz reports that former Nebraska receiver JD Spielman is transferring to Texas Christian, and has received clearance to be eligible to play immediately.

Spielman left Lincoln earlier this spring prior to spring practice, reportedly due to medical issues. Last month, Spielman entered the NCAA’s transfer portal with a lot of speculation that he would stay home and transfer to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, as his father Rick is the Vikings’ general manager.

Spielman was Nebraska’s top receiver in 2019 with 49 receptions for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2018, he was second on the team behind Stanley Morgan Jr. In his three seasons with the Huskers, Spielman accounted for 2,546 receiving yards, good enough to rank third all-time in school history, 1,051 return yards, and 18 total touchdowns. He is third in all-time receptions with 170. He is the only player in Nebraska history with two 200-yard receiving games.

Spielman arrived at Nebraska after a stellar career at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota. A consensus 3* recruit, he chose Mike Riley’s Huskers over offers from Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan.

TCU is looking to replace wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Spielman won’t be the only high impact newcomer on the TCU roster, as five-star running back Zachary Evans and former LSU defensive back Marcel Brooks have moved to Fort Worth in recent weeks.