Nebraska Football: 3 post-spring transfer targets for Huskers

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Following spring practices Nebraska football has a few spots left and here are three transfers the Huskers should target. 

Coming out of spring ball, just about every team in the country feels optimistic heading into next season, including Nebraska football.

But the Huskers and head coach Scott Frost have legit reasons for excitement. Nebraska football returns 10 of its starters on defense and veteran quarterback Adrian Martinez.

However, that doesn’t mean the Huskers couldn’t use some reinforcements. With the transfer portal offering immediate help and experienced players, teams can address specific needs.

And while the Huskers have plenty of talent, Sean Callahan of Rivals says Nebraska football is looking to add some players, especially in the secondary. Here’s what he wrote earlier this week:

"“If there’s one certainty right now with Nebraska and their two available spots for the transfer portal, defensive back has become the No. 1 priority.”"

Running back Ronald Thompkins entered the portal on Wednesday, giving Nebraska another opening, and here are three guys the Huskers should target.

Tyreke Johnson, CB Ohio State

The former five-star cornerback entered the portal recently and Callahan notes that Nebraska coaches are following him on social media. As one of the top recruits in the 2018 recruiting class, Tyreke Johnson has obvious physical talent.

Things didn’t work at Ohio State for Johnson who is 6-foot-1, 191 pounds. But you can hardly blame someone for struggling to get playing time at Ohio State.

At Nebraska, Johnson could compete for a starting job right away and possibly offer an upgrade to the final starting position left to be filled in the Huskers’ starting defense.