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Nebraska Football: Garcia-Castaneda transfer isn’t a surprise

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 27: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Former Nebraska football wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda entered the transfer portal on Tuesday afternoon according to multiple media reports.

Garcia-Castaneda made a minimal impact during his brief time with the Nebraska football program. He recorded five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. His best game statistically for Nebraska came in the opener against Northwestern. He caught four passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.

He didn’t really have a big role on the offense after the Northwestern game. He tallied one catch against Oklahoma, but that was about it. It became clear early on that Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington where Casey Thompson’s favorite targets to throw to. He didn’t really have as big a role in the offense as I thought he would.

He came to the Nebraska football program from New Mexico State in December. He caught 37 passes for 578 yards and four touchdowns while he was there. I remember being excited about Nebraska football getting him. I thought that he would be able to be a good deep-ball weapon for the offense. He certainly can bring that element to the table. Ultimately, he didn’t fit in.

This isn’t is a huge loss for Nebraska, simply because they have found other targets in the offense that have proved to be just as effective. I could see where Garcia-Castaneda would want to transfer, because he didn’t really have a big role in the offense. I think this was a smart move for both parties.

Nebraska should be able to pick up another wide receiver in the transfer portal, particularly if Mickey Joseph is involved with the program. I really don’t have any concerns about them filling that position, and they have shown they can land impact playmakers. I would expect that they will be able to do that again come the offseason.

I wish Garcia Castaneda the best of luck, and hopefully he lands on his feet.

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