Earlier this week, the father of Jonathan Rose stated that the chances were “pretty good” that his son would transfer in to Nebraska from Auburn.
At the end of the business week, those odds went from “pretty good” to “signed, sealed and delivered.”
The defensive back confirmed to al.com that he signed with the Cornhuskers Friday morning. Rose will take a redshirt for the 2012 season, but he will be permitted to practice with his new teammates throughout the fall.
“It was kind of a different feeling than when I signed with Auburn,” Rose told the website. “This is a sigh of relief and a new beginning. …
“This gives me the best opportunity to do what I do. That’s play football again.”
Rose stated that he chose NU over Florida State in what he described as a “head-to-head” battle between the two schools.
In late July, Tigers head coach Gene Chizik acknowledged that Rose would not be permitted to return to the team after being sent home for “personal reasons.” Rose’s high school coach subsequently stated that his former player’s departure had “nothing to do with grades or anything that deals with the police.”
As a true freshman, Rose played in nine games last season. He was a four-star member of AU’s 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 7 safety in the country and the No. 5 player at any position in the state of Alabama according to Rivals.com.