Redshirt freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey is hitting the transfer portal. The 19-year-old announced his decision on social media Tuesday. The QB started a pair of games in 2020 and appeared in seven overall. He follows the departure of Wan’Dale Robinson, NU’s leading receiver and most consistent playmaker last season who joined McCaffrey in the 2019 recruiting class.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost indicated to The Omaha World-Herald on Friday that McCaffrey could opt out this spring because of the pandemic, but also said he had “good conversations” with the player and believed he would still be part of the team. Frost said he remained confident of McCaffrey’s future at quarterback after showing improvement grasping the offense and as a passer.
Offensive lineman Will Farniok also announced Tuesday that he will be transferring from the Husker football program. Farniok is the younger brother of four-year NU starter Matt Farniok. Receiver Kade Warner also announced that he will enter the transfer portal. Warner still has two years of eligibility remaining and will finish out his career elsewhere after four seasons in Lincoln. He is the first Nebraska captain to transfer since quarterback Joe Dailey after the 2004 campaign.