After a rough offseason, wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has announced his plans for the future. After getting suspended from the Washington Huskies following an altercation in Seattle following the Super Bowl, Stringfellow made his intention to transfer public. Now, he’s signed his paperwork to officially join the Nebraska Cornhuskers with the opportunity for a fresh start.
Rated as the No. 51 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, Stringfellow was strongly considering Nebraska before he ultimately signed with the Huskies. As a freshman last season, Stringfellow flashed some excellent playmaking ability, catching 20 passes for 259 yards with a touchdown. He got a chance to step into the starting offense late in the season when injuries took their toll on the receiving corps and responded with a dominant 8-catch, 147-yard performance against the UCLA Bruins.
At Nebraska, Stringfellow will get a chance to start over after he soured his relationship with new UW head coach Chris Petersen before it ever even started. Stringfellow ultimately plead guilty to three misdemeanors stemming from the incident and was sentenced in a plea agreement to five days on a work crew, fined $693, and ordered to attend anger-management counseling. That’s not the way to introduce yourself to a new coaching staff.
For Nebraska, they pick up a talented receiver with the ability to be a true difference maker on the field. Stringfellow will have to sit out the 2014 season due to transfer rules but will be available in 2015 with three years of eligibility remaining as Nebraska will be looking to fill the void of 2014 senior Kenny Bell in the receiving corps. With a year to learn the system and get comfortable in the program, Stringfellow could be in store for a huge debut with the Huskers a year from now.
While it is unfortunate that things didn’t work out for Stringfellow and UW, Nebraska is happy to give the dynamic playmaker a second chance in Lincoln. If he stays out of trouble and continues to develop his game, the Huskers could benefit in a major way from his arrival down the line.