Former Ohio State Quarterback Kyle McCord and Wide Receiver Julian Fleming Reportedly Visiting Nebraska This Week

By Dan Hope on December 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm
Kyle McCord in the 2022 Ohio State-Penn State game

Kyle McCord and Julian Fleming could continue playing together for another Big Ten school.

The former Ohio State quarterback and wide receiver will both visit Nebraska this week, according to multiple reports. Their visits will begin Monday, according to Rivals’ Zack Carpenter.

If they transfer to Nebraska, they would return to Columbus to play against their former team on Oct. 26, when the Cornhuskers are scheduled to play at Ohio Stadium.

McCord and Fleming both entered the transfer portal on Monday, the first day the transfer portal was open to undergraduate transfers following the conclusion of the regular season, even though they both started all 12 of Ohio State’s regular-season games.

Both players have one remaining season of collegiate eligibility.

While McCord left Ohio State after Ryan Day declined to commit to McCord as Ohio State’s starting quarterback for 2024, he’d be an immediate upgrade for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska had three different starting quarterbacks this season – Jeff Sims, Heinrich Haarberg and Chubba Purdy – who combined to complete only 52.1 percent of their passing attempts for 1,631 yards and 10 touchdowns with 16 interceptions as the Cornhuskers went 5-7 for their seventh straight losing season.

Although Fleming never put up the big numbers he was expected to at Ohio State as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class, he’d have a chance to play a starring role at Nebraska, which did not have a single receiver with more than 310 yards this season. And he could have more reason to become a Cornhusker if it means continuing to play with a quarterback who he’s already had the opportunity to build chemistry with for the past three years.

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