Nebraska senior OG Zach Hannon will graduate in May and transfer, he announced Saturday evening on Twitter.
UPDATE: Hannon will transfer to Kansas, he announced on Twitter.
— Zach Hannon (@_HannonZach72) April 27, 2017
Hannon, a Kansas City, Mo., native, wrote that his father has been diagnosed with Stage 2 prostate cancer, which may have factored into his decision. He saw action on special teams in two games last season and likely wouldn’t have been a part of the Huskers’ starting offensive line or rotation this coming season.
— Zach Hannon (@_HannonZach72) April 1, 2017
Hannon arrived in Lincoln in 2013, rated as a 3-star recruit by 247Sports. He redshirted, then played on punt coverage in 2014 before losing most of his playing time in the following two seasons. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Land of 10’s Chris Heady wrote the following on the Nebraska offensive line last month:
Who is leaving:
Nebraska actually doesn’t lose much from the offensive line. Most notably, they’ll lose guard Sam Hahn and center Dylan Utter.
The vast majority of the line. Left tackle Nick Gates will be a junior, as will guards Tanner Farmer and Cole Conrad. Right tackle David Knevel will be a senior, and guards Jerald Foster and Jalin Barnett will be sophomores.
Who is new:
Matt Farniok, a 4-star commit in the 2015 class, was a redshirt in 2016. John Raridon will likely get some looks to start as well. Michael Decker will likely take over for Dylan Utters at center. Decker, a redshirt sophomore, didn’t play in 2016 so we’ll consider him new.
Nebraska also has three offensive line commits with 3-star Broc Bando, 3-star Matt Sichterman and 3-star Brenden Jaimes.
Depth chart prediction, if a game were played today:
Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh likes cohesive groups of five, so the bet here is that he’ll stick to the five who have already played together. That would look like this.
Left tackle Nick Gates Left guard Jerald Foster Center Michael Decker Right guard Tanner Farmer Right tackle David Knevel