UCF safety following Scott Frost to Nebraska as grad transfer
Nebraska’s defense is about to receive a significant boost. According to multiple reports, UCF safety Tre Neal wants to end his college football career coached by Scott Frost.
Neal has told multiple outlets, both Nebraska outlets and UCF outlets, that he will be transferring to become a Cornhusker after his graduation.
“It’s a tough decision but my time at UCF is over. I love UCF. It is in good hands right now and is a top program in the country and needs to be treated as such,” he told the Orlando Sentinel via text message.
Last season, Neal started in all 13 games for the Golden Knights. He recorded 68 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.
It’s a big pickup for the Huskers, as the secondary is considered to be the thinnest position on the roster. Because Neal has to graduate from UCF this month before he joins his new team, Nebraska is not expected to confirm the addition.
As a graduate transfer, Neal will be eligible immediately with one season remaining. Neal, who currently checks in at 6-1, 200 pounds, was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2014 out of Buford, Ga. He chose UCF over multiple Power 5 offers including Miami and Vanderbilt.
Update: Neal has made it official via his Twitter account.
— Tre Neal™ (@TreNeal_) July 20, 2018