There have been a significant number of departures from Nebraska’s football program, whether they are key receivers or freshmen who barely had any playing time.

However, there are some players who are ready to return and help the Huskers get back toward the top of the Big Ten Conference. One of those players is linebacker Will Honas. He announced via Twitter on Thursday that he is primed and ready to return to Lincoln for another season.

This will be Honas’ sixth season of college football, and I’m guessing Husker fans don’t mind seeing him in a Nebraska uniform again. He is eligible for another season of college football thanks to the NCAA rule where no one lost a year of eligibility in 2020 due to the pandemic.

In 2020, Honas was one of Nebraska’s top tacklers for the second time in as many years. He logged 57 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss in seven games last season.

Honas came to Lincoln following a successful junior college career. After a serious knee injury in 2018, Honas bounced back in 2019 in a big way as he had 73 tackles.

The Nebraska linebacking core seems sured up with the return of Honas as Nick Henrich and Luke Reimer also returning in the middle of the Husker defense. A key transfer is likely to be Chris Kolarevic from Northern Iowa.