Instead of building on the performance against Northwestern though, something went wrong.
Fleming is the fifth Florida native from Nebraska’s 2020 class to transfer out of the program already, leaving only running back Marvin Scott left from that group. He is also the final of four from Miami to leave the program before finishing one year, joining Northwestern teammate Ronald Delancy, who entered the transfer portal on Black Friday, defensive back Jaiden Francois and safety Henry Gray. Crawfordville linebacker Keyshawn Greene also transferred before the season began.
Nebraska’s 2020 receiving class was ranked the No. 3 group in the country by Rivals, but it has not produced like a top group so far. Fleming is now gone and junior college transfer Omar Manning has played only a handful of snaps (also against Northwestern).
Former Bellevue West standout Zavier Betts (six catches, 95 yards, TD) has been the best of the bunch so far, while Alante Brown’s playing time continues to trend slowly but steadily upward. Will Nixon (Waco, Texas) is a promising young player but suffered a torn ACL in July. He might be ready for spring football.