Nebraska football WR ends brief stint in transfer portal, recommits to Huskers

It seems a well-known face is formally rejoining Nebraska‘s football program.

After weeks of hypothesis about his standing, Zavier Betts appeared on Nebraska football’s on-line roster Tuesday. He was additionally proven collaborating in group exercises in a video that was posted by this system’s social media account on Tuesday.

Although there hasn’t been any official phrase from Betts or the group, it does seem like Betts — and one other receiver in Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda — will likely be with the group transferring ahead. Betts is listed as a sophomore, and his profile reads that he sat out the 2022 season, using his redshirt.

Garcia-Castaneda, whose profile lists him as a junior and that he additionally utilized his redshirt season in 2022, was additionally proven in this system’s video of the group serving to on the Food Bank of Lincoln on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Betts, who entered the portal on Jan. 3, is a former four-star receiver in the 2020 class out of Bellevue West. He spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons at Nebraska, has performed in 18 profession video games as a Husker and has caught 32 passes for 417 yards and one landing whereas including 109 dashing yards and one rating in 2021.

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The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Betts initially took half in spring practices in 2022 underneath then head coach Scott Frost, however he left the group in March and didn’t play in 2022.

Betts is a dynamic athlete with potential to be a playmaker in an offense, though off-field struggles have gotten in the way in which of his on-field progress. That contains in October, when Betts was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant in Iowa for possession of a managed substance.

His bodily and athletic expertise has nonetheless been current, although, and that was maybe most noticeable in 2021 in the win towards Northwestern when he flashed elite pace by taking an possibility pitch 83 yards for a landing. He completed that season fourth on the group in catches (20) and receiving yards (286).

Betts rejoins a receivers room in want of extra expertise and depth. The Huskers misplaced three of their prime 4 go catchers from 2022: Trey Palmer, who’s forgoing his remaining eligibility and coaching for the 2023 NFL Draft, Travis Vokolek and Oliver Martin.

The Huskers’ main returning receiver is Marcus Washingtonwho hauled in 31 catches for 471 yards and one landing in his first season with this system after transferring in from Texas. Alante Brown additionally returns after catching 16 passes for 191 yards.

Offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield has been vocal about wanting to add to the room, and the Huskers have completed that with two transfers in Josh Fleeks (Baylor) and Billy Kemp IV (Virginia).

“We’ve obtained some good receivers, I simply assume we have got to construct some depth there and the several types of receivers,” Satterfield mentioned. “You don’t desire all of them to look the identical, you want differing kinds and physique varieties and stuff.”

Now Betts and Garcia-Castaneda be part of the group — once more.

Nebraska returns a bunch of younger — however inexperienced — receivers as effectively, together with corner-turned-wideout Tommi Hill, Janiran Bonner, Victor Jones Jr. and Shawn Hardy II. The Huskers additionally signed 4 receivers in the 2023 class, together with Malachi Coleman, Jaidyn Doss, Jaylen Lloyd and Brice Turner.

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