Former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, a 19-game starter in two seasons with the Green Wave, has announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska via his Twitter account.
The redshirt junior threw 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in two seasons, throwing for 3,601 career passing yards. Tulane went 3-9 in 2015.
Lee will likely appeal the NCAA for a hardship waiver to gain another year of elgiiblity in 2018, but his hardship waiver is expected to be tough to land.
Nebraska loses quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe after this season to graduation. At the moment, no other quarterbacks on the roster have any game expreience - this includes 2016 signee Patrick O'Brien, who enrolled early at Nebraska.
O'Brien tweeted his thoughts on the announcment on Saturday night.
If Patrick O'Brien's development takes longer than a year, Lee would give the Huskers a quarterback with starting experience to turn to in 2017. If not, they have a viable backup with game reps.
Currently sitting well with 2017 quarterback Tristan Gebbia, also a four-star prospect like O'Brien, Nebraska taking a chance on a player for just one season makes a lot of sense.
In a previous verison we said his hardship waiver would be for immediate playing time, we were incorrect.