Nebraska LB receives release from scholarship
Nebraska has lost a member of its linebacker corps.
On Wednesday, Nebraska confirmed that linebacker Avery Roberts had asked for and was a granted a release of his scholarship with the school. He plans to transfer elsewhere.
Roberts was in his sophomore season with the Huskers.
Nebraska confirms Avery Roberts has received a release of scholarship. Roberts intends to transfer. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 22, 2018
As a freshman in 2017, Roberts appeared in all 12 games for Nebraska, mostly on special teams. He recorded four tackles on special teams on the year.
In high school, Roberts was considered one of the top linebackers and players of the 2017 recruiting class. He was ranked as the top player out of Delaware, was listed as the No. 8 linebacker and a top 200 player, all according to 247Sports.
Roberts chose Nebraska over offers from 28 other schools, including Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Clemson.
Earlier Wednesday, Nebraska also confirmed that offensive lineman Jalin Barnett was also leaving the program due to multiple concussions.