Zach Schlager

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Colorado State linebacker leaves Rams, expected to transfer to Nebraska

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Colorado State may be losing a linebacker to a team in the Big Ten. Zach Schlager has reportedly left the Rams with the intent on joining the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a walk-on. The news was reported by The Coloradoan.

Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo confirmed in a brief statement that Schlager has decided to leave the program in pursuit of a playing opportunity with another program. Nebraska has not commented on the status of Schlager or any other potential walk-on players.

Schlager appeared in four games for the Rams in 2018 as a true freshman, which will allow him to preserve one year of eligibility and retain four years of eligibility beginning in 2019. However, as a transfer, Schlager will have to sit out the 2019 season per NCAA rules. That will leave Schlager with three years of eligibility to use beginning in 2020 in Lincoln.