JD Spielman, Nebraska’s leading wide receiver from the 2019 season, has entered the transfer portal. 247Sports reports that the decision to transfer from the Cornhuskers was a “mutual separation” between Spielman and the school.
Though entering the portal does not guarantee a player will transfer, the writing of Spielman’s imminent departure has been the wall for some time. Back on March 2, coach Scott Frost announced that Spielman had taken a personal leave of absence from the team. He returned home to Minnesota to deal with what the school referred to as a “personal health matter” and has not rejoined the team since.
“Everyone’s focus right now is on JD’s well-being and providing him with the appropriate support,” Frost said in a prepared statement at the time. “We anticipate JD returning to the team in time for summer conditioning.”
Entering his senior year, Spielman ranked fourth in school history with 2,546 yards receiving and was primed to finish as the program’s all-time leader in that category. He was also an accomplished special teams contributor with 1,051 return yards. In all, he had 18 total touchdowns in his career. He was a freshman All-American selection in 2017 and a two-time third-team All-Big Ten selection.