Noah Vedral received his scholarship release from UCF and is on scholarship with Nebraska this summer, Scott Frost confirmed to Husker Online’s Sean Callahan. The quarterback transferred to Nebraska in the offseason and likely will sit out one season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.
Here are a couple of quick early nuggets from my interview with Scott Frost this morning. Frost confirmed to me that Noah Vedral did get his scholarship release from UCF, and is now officially on scholarship this summer: https://t.co/fYU65WPVbo #Huskers
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) May 17, 2018
Vedral completed 22 of 29 passes for 276 yards and 1 touchdown in six games with UCF last season.
Nebraska likely submitted a waiver to the NCAA on Vedral’s behalf in an effort to bypass that “academic-year-in residence.” Here’s what an NCAA spokeswoman told SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner about the process earlier this year:
“Schools can submit waivers to the national office if they believe there are special circumstances that warrant an exception to the rule, such as some sort of abuse at the prior school. Because we cannot contemplate every type of mitigation that may be presented, these are considered on a case-by-case basis by the staff. There is always an appeal opportunity to a committee of members if the school does not agree with the waiver decision.”
Vedral is the fifth member of his family to play at Nebraska, including his father Mike, a tight end from 1990-92.
“There was always a part of me that wanted to play here,” he said.