Ward redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and becomes the latest Cornhusker to head out the door in Lincoln.
Former West Virginia wide receiver Reggie Roberson appears to be heading closer to home with a transfer to SMU. He will be eligible to play in 2019.
Syracuse recruiting director Asil Mulbah is heading to the NFL.
The Huskers are down to 14 offensive linemen on scholarship following the retirement of center Michael Decker. Decker started five games for Nebraska in 2017.
A devastating hit on a defenseless opponent has resulted in a national championship coach in Japan resigning.