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Nebraska true freshman WR Jariah Tolbert was charged with possession of marijuana and obstructing an officer stemming from a June 12 incident.

Per the report: "Tolbert was cited and jailed after he ran from University of Nebraska-Lincoln police officers, according to a police report. Police reportedly received a call about someone smoking marijuana between two outdoor tennis courts near the intersections of 17th and Vine Streets." Tolbert was a two-star member of Nebraska's most recent recruiting class. Nebraska hasn't publicly commented on the incident as of yet.
Jul 13 - 8:42 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory headlines a group of 76 defenders named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list.

The award is given annually to the nation's best defender. Last year, Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald took home the hardware. The watch list includes a who's-who of elite NCAA defenders, including Clemson DE Vic Beasley, Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and USC DL Leonard Williams. The full list of nominees can be found at the link below.
Source: NCFAA.org
Jul 7 - 2:28 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman CB Boaz Joseph and true freshman WR Jariah Tolbert were arrested and charged or cited last week in unrelated incidents.

A surveillance video allegedly captured Joseph, a three-star 2013 recruit, riding away with a "bait bike" that UNL police use to curb bike theft. Joseph reportedly admitted to taking the bike. The two-star 2014 recruit Tolbert, meanwhile, was arrested Thursday for obstructing a police officer, possession of 4.4 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is aware of the incidents but hasn't commented on them.
Jun 15 - 1:32 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as his No.1 senior RB.

"Nebraska hasn't churned out running backs the way it did in the Tom Osborne era, but Abdullah is as productive a back as they've seen in Lincoln since Ahman Green. He leads all FBS players in career yards from scrimmage, and offers value not merely as an explosive runner, but as a pass-catcher, with 50 catches over the past two seasons," Kiper wrote. The Nebraska prospect heads into his senior season as a leading contender for All-America and other national awards. Last season Abdullah finished with 1,690 rushing yards, which is the highest yardage total since Ahman Green in 1997. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah has a great opportunity to rewrite the record books in his last season with the Cornhuskers.
Jun 10 - 5:01 PM

Nebraska WR signee Monte Harrison has elected to bypass a football career after being selected 50th overall by the Brewers in the MLB Draft.

The decision was finalized when Harrison signed a contract that included a $1.8 million bonus, well over slot for the No. 50 selection. It was a necessary investment by Milwaukee to talk Harrison out of using his blazing speed on the gridiron, and being mentored by former big leaguer Darin Erstad, manager of Nebraska’s baseball program. "The expectations on him are really good," amateur scouting director Bruce Seid said on the Brewers website. "I don’t ever want to put names to a player, but All-Star comparisons have come up on him." This announcement will sting for coach Bo Pelini, but he perhaps filled Harrison's roster spot by signing Washington transfer WR Damore’ea Stringfellow.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 8 - 10:09 PM

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini proposes eliminating signing day.

To slow down the recruiting process, Pelini suggests allowing players to sign binding offers whenever they please. If that happened, high schoolers could sign as freshman and sophomores and the offers would be guaranteed. "If somebody has offered a kid, let him sign, it's over," Pelini said. "That will stop some of the things that are happening -- people just throwing out offers, some of them with really no intention of taking a kid." He added: "Make [the offer] mean something. People will be like, 'Whoa, I've got to take this kid now.' It will slow things down for the kids, for the institutions. There will be less mistakes."

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "could be a hybrid defender who draws significant interest from teams looking for an athletic specimen," wrote NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"There's nothing NFL scouts love more than an athletic pass rusher with speed, quickness and length," wrote Brooks. "Gregory checks the boxes in all areas, while adding a relentless motor, which overwhelms opponents." The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder, who collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter, has been clocked at 4.67 seconds in the forty. Brooks believes Gregory could play with his hand in the dirt or as a stand-up linebacker at the next level, according to Brooks. "Gregory showed the ability to dominate the game off the edge utilizing his speed, quickness and athleticism to create chaos at the point of attack," wrote the scribe.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 11:06 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory has been clocked as fast as 4.67 seconds in the 40.

That isn't Jadeveon Clowney athleticism, but it's still freaky fast for a 6-foot-6, 245-pound human. The NFL wants Gregory to pack muscle onto his spindly frame, but they're absolutely smitten with his pass rushing potential. Gregory burst onto the scene after spending his freshman year in 2011 at Arizona Western Community College and missing 2012 with a broken leg. As a 210-pound high schooler, Gregory signed with Purdue but was an academic non-qualifier.
Source: NFL.com
May 27 - 10:46 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler listed five "undervalued" prospects in the class of 2015, including Nebraska senior-to-be RB Ameer Abdullah.

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong, Michigan DE Frank Clark, Washington DE Hauoli Kikaha and Michigan State FS Kurtis Drummond are the other four prospects. Next year's class will be loaded with running backs, many from the southern conferences, but Abdullah is definitely a name to watch.
May 27 - 10:29 AM

NFL scouts will make an exception for Nebraska junior RB Ameer Abdullah's small stature due to his "explosive skills on the perimeter," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

The 5-9, 190-pounder, who has "remarkable running skills and big-play ability," according to the scribe, has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. "Looking at Abdullah on tape, he exhibits the speed, quickness and agility to be a terrific change-of-pace back at the next level," writes Brooks. "While his size will always lead to concerns about his durability, the fact that he had nine games with 20-plus carries in 2013 says a lot about his ability to carry the load as a primary ball carrier."
Source: NFL.com
May 26 - 2:53 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory could "easily profile" as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level.

The venerable analyst called the 6-foot-6 and 245-pound Gregory a "special athlete" and ranked him as the No. 3 overall prospect for the 2015 draft. "He piled up 10.5 sacks last year, but isn't bad against the run and will improve in that area," Kiper wrote. "He can really jump off the screen. Major talent."
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 8:00 PM

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer thinks Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory might be "college football's top defender."

Fischer tabs Gregory as his preseason Big 10 defensive player of the year, as did colleague Chase Goodbread (Mike Huguenin picked Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun). "If [Gregory] keeps up his pass-rush motor, the phrase 'man amongst boys' comes to mind," Fischer wrote. Both Fischer and colleague Chase Goodbread believe Gregory will add weight to his 6-foot-6, 245-pound frame prior to the start of the season. Gregory collected 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and 18 quarterback hurries last year. He could be a top 10 pick next year if all goes according to plan.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 7:20 PM

The felony theft charge against Nebraska sophomore LB Josh Banderas has been dismissed.

Banderas was allowed to enter a pre-trial diversion program, and he will have a clean record if it is successfully completed. The linebacker and another man were charged and connected with the theft of seven bicycles. Banderas' lawyer made sure to note the decision was not an admission of guilt.
May 20 - 2:10 PM

Nebraska starting redshirt sophomore QB Tommy Armstrong spent a day working with Brett Favre.

"Blessed to workout with one of the best to ever play in the NFL!!!! Taught me so much today!!" Armstrong tweeted. As a redshirt sophomore, Armstrong took over for an injured Taylor Martinez and offers more consistency as a thrower from the pocket. He still can improve his accuracy and decision making, however.
May 20 - 12:29 PM

Jets selected Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa with the No. 209 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Enunwa (6-foot-2, 225) started 34 games for Nebraska, finishing his career with 115 grabs for 1,526 yards (13.3 YPR) and 15 touchdowns, including 12 scores as a senior. Although his stats were fairly pedestrian in Nebraska's run-first attack, Enunwa helped himself with a 4.45 forty at the Combine and will be a relatively young, 22-year-old rookie. Strong after the catch and in the red zone, Enunwa is a sleeper to make fantasy noise down the road despite his low profile. He has West Coast receiver traits and is a plus run blocker.
May 10 - 5:14 PM


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