Former Nebraska receiver JD Spielman thanked NU fans late Sunday night for their support during his four years on campus in his first public comments since his departure from the program.
“I know you celebrated our wins beside us and felt our losses just as much as we did,” Spielman wrote in part on an Instagram post. “The loyalty in the Sea of Red runs deep. You’re much appreciated and very important to not only the Cornhuskers’ success but also my personal success.”
Spielman, who officially took a personal health break from the Huskers in March, is transferring to TCU.
In his Instagram post, Spielman said focusing on his mental health “allows me to understand who I am, what my passions are, and what my purpose is. Football has taught me to overcome obstacles and face adversity. It has helped me to become disciplined, determined and resilient. At the end of the day, please remember life is so much more than football. I am and always will be much more than just an athlete.”
With its 2021 quarterback — Kearney Catholic’s Heinrich Haarberg — already in the fold, Nebraska is actively looking for a quarterback to sign in the 2022 recruiting class.
Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco extended another scholarship offer this weekend with Owensboro (Kentucky) signal caller Gavin Wimsatt. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is one of highest-ranked quarterbacks in the 2022 class, and 247Sports has him as the No. 37 player in the nation. ESPN has Wimsatt ranked as a four-star prospect, as well. Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati and others have offered Wimsatt.
NU has offered 13 quarterbacks in the 2022 class. Only one of them, Walker Howard (LSU) has committed to a school.