With National Signing Day right around the corner, Nebraska picked up its potential 2017 starting quarterback.
But he’s not a high school student. Even better, he already has two years of experience starting for an FBS school.
Tulane starting quarterback Tanner Lee announced that he will transfer to Nebraska.
— Tanner Lee (@tannerlee12) January 30, 2016
Lee will sit out the 2016 season and he’d have one year of eligibility left when he’s eligible. He started two seasons at Tulane, and he threw for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdown passes in two seasons.
The Louisiana native announced three weeks ago that he planned on transferring following the hiring of option-offense coach Willie Fritz from Georgia Southern.
The 6-4, 220 pound redshirt sophomore will have a chance to compete for the job once Tommy Armstrong graduates. Nebraska also has quarterbacks A.J. Bush and Zack Darlington, both of whom would be juniors for the 2017 season.