Huskers miss out on another wideout in Washington transfer

Huskers miss out on another wideout in Washington transfer
June 20, 2014, 10:45 am
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Vinnie Duber

June has been a rough month for the Huskers when it comes to wide receivers they thought they had.

First, it was committed Nebraska wide receiver recruit Monte Harrison who spurned the Huskers to instead play baseball after he was selected in the second round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Now, another incoming receiver has opted to pick the Huskers only to reject them.

Ex-Washington wideout Damore’ea Stringfellow told the Omaha World Herald on Thursday night (and also tweeted) that he was heading to Ole Miss after signing transfer paperwork with Nebraska a few weeks ago. A visit to Oxford, Miss., swayed his decision.

"My visit and just getting to know the coaches and talking to the players about what type of program it was," he texted the World Herald, explaining why he switched to Ole Miss.

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Stringfellow decided to transfer from Washington after getting in a fight that created legal issues. Here are some more details via ESPN:

He and UW quarterback Cyler Miles were involved in an altercation in Seattle after the Super Bowl with two Seahawks fans.

Both players were suspended by Washington coach Chris Petersen. Stringfellow pleaded guilty in April to three misdemeanors and was sentenced in a plea agreement to five days on a work crew, fined $693 and ordered to attend anger-management counseling.

Stringfellow was highly rated coming out of high school. Rivals ranked him as the No. 10 wideout in the Class of 2013, and ESPN rated him the No. 51 recruit in the country.

Stringfellow’s decision to continue his collegiate career in the SEC instead of with the Huskers delivers a further blow to the team’s future receiving corps following Harrison’s pick of Major League Baseball. Though Stringfellow would have had to sit out the 2014 season (and still will at Ole Miss), he and Harrison could have made an explosive tandem down the line.

By 2015, both of last season’s top receivers will be gone. Quincy Enunwa was selected in this spring’s NFL Draft and Kenny Bell is a senior this year.