Nebraska freshman wide receiver Darien Chase has decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer database. He made an announcement on Twitter on Friday.
Chase, who utilized the 2019 season as a redshirt year, was a three-star member of the Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class. He appeared in four games this past season, and was able to retain his redshirt status.
“I’ve lost a lot of family members and I have struggled with mental health and depression for the past 6 or 7 years now and these events put me in a place I can never fall again,” Chase wrote in a Twitter note. “It is the best decision for me and my family for me to transfer closer to home. This decision has been the hardest I’ve ever had to make because it has nothing to do with the program or football, and there is truly no place like Nebraska.”
Thank you for all the love and support especially from my teammates and coaches, but it’s time to move on to the next chapter of my life. GBR forever 🖤 pic.twitter.com/9LL59Cp9QP
— ✖️ Darien Chase ✖️ (@chasedariem) February 15, 2020
Chase made his Nebraska debut against Northern Illinois, grabbing one reception for 13 yards. He also played in games against Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa, but did not record a catch.
Chase is a native of Vancouver, Washington. Because he used a redshirt year in 2019, he still has four years of eligibility remaining.