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Transfer Tracker: Nebraska adds former 5-star WR

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops grinding. Nebraska added a big weapon to their future passing game when former five-star LSU wide receiver Trey Palmer committed to the Huskers.


Palmer had 30 receptions during the 2021 season
Palmer had 30 receptions during the 2021 season (saturdayblitz.com)

Recruiting: Palmer committed to LSU during the summer leading up to his senior season. Some of the other schools that had offered at that point including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Texas A&M, Michigan and Texas. He had also taken an official visit to Arizona State during the spring.

At LSU: Palmer is coming off his best collegiate season in 2021 with 30 receptions for 344 yards and three touchdowns. Overall he totaled 41 receptions for 458 yards and three touchdowns with the Tigers.

Farrell’s Take: Palmer has a ton of talent and he brings versatility to the table so I like this get quite a bit for Nebraska. He didn't have the massive impact we expected at LSU but the talent is certainly there and he will be a guy who impacts on offense and special teams and remember he can always play defense. Mickey Joseph coming over from LSU was big and you can bet he will get plenty of looks.

Impact Meter: 8.2 out of 10

IMPACT METER

The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.