LINCOLN, Neb. - Jordan Stevenson's time with Nebraska is over - for good.
On Thursday night Big Red Report learned Stevenson, a freshman running back and former four-star product, will transfer. The Texas native has already left the team. A University spokesman confirmed the news on Friday. The freshman running back tweeted shortly after news started to circulate on Twitter.
A Wisconsin signee in the 2015 class, Stevenson failed to qualify in Madison, choosing to enroll at Nebraska in late July. The four-star freshman didn't come to Lincoln in his best shape and wore a boot for much of fall camp due to an ankle sprain. It took him some time to get back into football shape.
After choosing to redshirt Stevenson initially, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley decided to use the running back on kickoff returns during the sixth week of the season. The experiment didn't produce great results.
Head coach Mike Riley on Thursday night was asked about using the freshman on kickoffs.
"I think his intentions and our desires were good," said Riley.
At South Oak Cliff high school in Texas, Stevenson recorded 2,530 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014. He finished his career with nearly 5,000 yards and 53 total scores, racking up offers from schools such as Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio State, UCLA and Oklahoma State.