— ?Noah Vedral? (@Noah11_V) January 9, 2018
By Tommy Rezac
Wahoo, NE native and former Bishop Nuemann standout Noah Vedral is transferring from Central Florida to Nebraska, according to an announcement on his Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon.
Vedral, UCF’s top backup at quarterback, just completed his true freshman year. Knights247.com reported Tuesday that Vedral asked for his release, but UCF blocked him from transferring to Nebraska and any other school in the American Athletic Conference.
Under NCAA rules, a school cannot block a student from walking on to another school, which means Vedral likely joins the Huskers as a walk-on. Vedral was also listed on UNL’s website as an enrolled student on Tuesday afternoon, but he does not yet appear on the official Husker roster or webpage.
Though he’s likely walking on, Vedral will be subject to the NCAA’s transfer rules, meaning he’ll have to sit out the 2018 season. He’s not yet used his redshirt season, meaning he’d be eligible in 2019 as a redshirt freshman.
Vedral appeared in eight games for the Golden Knights in 2017, completing 22-of-29 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown. He also had 77 rushing yards and two rushing TDs.
He finished his high school career at Bishop Neumann with 4,561 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, 2,250 rushing yards and 35 TDs on the ground.
Vedral joins a Nebraska quarterback room that will now include true freshman Adrian Martinez, redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and sophomores Patrick O’Brien and Andrew Bunch.